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New Book Highlights Challenges Faced by Latino Parents of Children With Autism

[Source; The Morning Call]

When Karina Castillo’s son, Alonzo, was diagnosed more than a decade ago with autism spectrum disorder at 3 years old, she was overwhelmed with information.

“I just felt like I didn’t know how I was going to manage all this,” said Castillo, of Allentown, who added that the resources offered to her family weren’t created with the values and struggles of the Latino community in mind.

“I thought that if this was hard for me, as someone who speaks English, I couldn’t imagine how difficult it was going to be for the people who spoke only Spanish,” she said. “I felt there was a great need in our community to bring support and resources to parents with children

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