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)
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education

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