Examining the short-term follow-up advocacy activities among Latino families of children with autism spectrum disorder

Meghan M. Burke, Molly K. Buren, Kristina Rios, Marlene Garcia, Sandra Magaña

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Abstract

Due to systemic barriers, Latino families of children with autism spectrum disorder often struggle to access needed special education services. To address this need, the Latino Parent Leadership Support Program, an advocacy program for Latino families of children with autism spectrum disorder, was created and tested. This study examined the frequency and type of short-term, follow-up advocacy activities among the participants. It found that participants advocated for 91 families; participants primarily engaged in family-focused advocacy activities. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-85
Number of pages10
JournalResearch and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019

Keywords

  • Advocacy
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • family
  • Latino
  • volunteer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Rehabilitation

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