Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Chicana and Chicano StudiesLatino Health Issues

Autism & Your Child

What Is Autism?
Overview of Condition
Diagnosing Autism

Facts & Statistics
Facts (stats & trends) from the Autism Society of America

Common myths and misconceptions

*How is Autism treated?
*What treatments are available?
*Resources for treatment

A Mother's Story
An inspiring story of a young single Latina mother & her first born son

Latinos & Autism:
A Family Story
Story of a Latino family and their struggle to understand autism in their new country

Support Groups
National Organizations
For the website (images & stats)


drawing of children


Autism affects 1 out of every 150 live births and is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. It is a hard disability to understand with as many symptoms and aspects as there are treatments. Having worked closely with autistic children, it is my belief that the best way to help is through understanding. There is not much information on Autism in Spanish and speaking with an American-English speaking doctor can be confusing if your first language is not English. Under Resources there are a few websites that are translated into spanish, hopefully in years to come there will be many more. My web site was created in hopes of helping with the understanding of Autism.


Accessibility | Privacy | ASU Disclaimer This site was created by S. Dion Castillo in fulfillment of requirements for the course CSS 335: Latino Health Issues taught by Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga at Arizona State University, Spring 2007.