Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Latino Autism Caregiver Support Group: A Grant Proposal Project
by Perez, Victor Manuel, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 62; 13812651
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to write a grant to fund a program for a psychoeducational support group for Latino caregivers of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California in Orange. Individuals with ASD may experience many challenges which include the quality of care they receive from their caregiver. This dynamic relationship becomes increasingly impacted when the culture of the caregiver is taken into account. As such, Latino caregivers of persons with ASD face many barriers to providing care including conflicting perspectives about ASD stemming from their cultural background and the obstacles they face when navigating the systems committed to serving individuals with ASD. This has led to many caregivers feeling overwhelmed and conflicted. With limited resources and services directed toward Latino caregivers, a support group can be the center from which information and interventions are shared between other caregivers and professionals to ease the responsibility of a Latino caregiver to a person with ASD. A review of relevant literature was completed, and a potential funding source was identified. Actual submission of the grant application was not a requirement for the completion of this thesis project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Disability studies, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Autism, Caregiving, Latina, Latino, Support group
Publication Number: 13812651
ISBN: 9781085567701
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