Friday, May 18, 2012

Latino Families with Autistic Children Facing Major Hurdles

Few people take advantage of
Fiesta Educative meeting
in Spanish held in February.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS, Calif. -- Josefina Nieves is nervous. Her son Nestor is graduating from high school this semester and will soon be leaving for college. Nestor was diagnosed with autism at age two and half.
For Spanish-speakers, accessing information and resources is difficult and making time for therapies can be a challenge, yet Nieves, a single mother, is managing to raise not only one son diagnosed with autism, but two. Her teenage son Daniel also has the disability.

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