Parents Taking Action: Reducing disparities through a culturally informed intervention for Latinx parents of children with autism

Kristina Lopez, Sandra Magaña, Miguel Morales, Emily Iland

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    Abstract

    Latinx children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are underserved in part due to a lack of culturally relevant evidence-based services. We conducted a randomized control trial to test the efficacy of a culturally informed parent education intervention to address this gap. We assigned 26 Latina mothers of children with ASD to receive the intervention immediately (N = 12) or after all assessments were conducted (N = 14). All participants received baseline and follow-up assessments. Repeated measures ANOVA revealed significant improvement in child and parent outcomes for the intervention group compared to the control. This intervention is a culturally tailored way to address disparities in services for Latinx children with ASD.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)31-49
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
    Volume28
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 2 2019

    Keywords

    • Latinx children and parents
    • autism spectrum disorder
    • community health workers
    • randomized control trial

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Education

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