Autism Resources for Latino Community Outreach
Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
The Latino community is underserved with respect to developmental disabilities including autism, and generally does not have access to web-based resources. Accordingly, there is a need for printed materials about autism in Spanish. the applicant will respond to this need by translating into Spanish three of its highly regarded autism resource guides: An Educator's Guide to Autism, An Educator's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and a Guide for Transition to Adulthood. the applicant will then print 2,000 copies each of these and a fourth guide, a Parent's Guide to Research (already translated). Together, the four guides will aim to provide proven, reliable, evidence-based, culturally adapted information about autism in Spanish. the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) will work with Fusíon Multicultural, a Latino-owned marketing and advertising agency located in Arlington, Virginia, on the distribution plan for the materials. OAR has a successful history with Fusíon Multicultural, as they collaborated on OAR's successful "Learn the Signs, Act Early" Latino Outreach Program.