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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Latino families experiences raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
by Gallo, Mayra, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 60; 1493023
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore Latino family experiences raising children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including their knowledge of autism, their extended family members views of autism, their social support and relationships with physicians to identify the limitations and barriers of Latino parents.

Thirteen Latino parents raising a child with autism were interviewed from a specific area of Los Angeles. The results found that Latino parents continue to struggle with physicians to obtain the appropriate treatment for their children with autism. Latino communities continue to lack education on mental health issues jeopardizing how parents cope and react to their children's distinct behavior and coping.

Due to the sample being small and from a specific area of Los Angeles, more research needs to be conducted on different socio-economic areas of Los Angeles, as well as implementing new policies to better serve the Latino community.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Green, Yolanda R.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies
Publication Number: 1493023
ISBN: 978-1-124-60985-0
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