Latino and non-Latino white parents' experiences raising their child with ASD: An exploratory study

Nicole Casillas*, Debra Vigil, Hui Ting Wang

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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摘要

There is a dearth of research about the experiences of the Latino population in raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This includes a lack of cross-cultural perspectives and perspectives from fathers. Although there are similar experiences in raising a child with ASD among parents, we hypothesize that there will be different experiences due to culture. The current study is an exploratory qualitative research design, where we sought to understand the experiences of Latino and non-Latino White parents who are raising a child with ASD. Results indicated similarities across all families that include: self-efficacy beliefs, challenges, stress and coping, and goals and expectations. Different themes emerged in the Latino families that were not evident in non-Latino White families. Specifically, Latino families emphasized religion and faith, involvement and love, extended family support, Latino pride, and importance of collaboration. Implications are discussed for further cross-cultural family studies, the need to inform healthcare professionals on the early signs of ASD especially with regard to culture, and the importance of collaboration among parents and professionals.

原文英語
文章編號6
頁(從 - 到)2173-2195
頁數23
期刊Qualitative Report
22
發行號8
出版狀態已發佈 - 2017 8月 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 社會心理學
  • 文化學習
  • 教育

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