Barriers Faced by Latino Parents in Accessing Autism Services: A Review of Literature

By Natalie Lopez

This issue of NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorder series was written by Natalie Lopez. Over the past few decades, there has been a notable increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), leading to heightened awareness of the condition. However, research indicates that there are still significant disparities in the diagnosis and access to services for the Latino population in the United States. This literature review aims to examine and address the specific challenges faced by Latino families with children diagnosed with ASD. Intending to promote a more inclusive and equitable system that ensures all families, regardless of their background, have access to the necessary support and resources to assist their children with ASD.

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