Autism Speaks Targets Black & Latino Families in New Ad
Autism Speaks Targets Black & Latino Families in New Campaign
By Samantha Leal | 05/22/2013 - 10:41

A recent CDC study pointed out that the largest increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism is Hispanic and African-American children. So it's no surprise that Autism Speaks, the autism advocacy organization, is working to educate Hispanic and Latino families about autism -- starting with a series of ads aimed at them. 


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World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day: Are Latinos Disproportionately Affected?
By Sugey Palomares | 04/02/2013 - 10:05

The United Nations has claimed April 2nd Autism Awareness Day to help spread knowledge on the disability, which affects millions of families worldwide. Autism is defined by developmental delays in speech, spastic movements, repetitive behaviors and impaired socialization. Several studies suggest that Latino children are disproportionately affected by autism.


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Protecting Our Niños: Latino Kids are Less Likely to be Diagnosed with Learning Disabilities
By Grace Bastidas | 05/25/2011 - 14:45

According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, developmental disorders are on the rise in the United States, with one in six children and teens suffering from autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But there's one group of kids that is less likely to be diagnosed with a learning disability: Latinos. 


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