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.
|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|
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