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ABC News New York's Tiempo Highlights Autism in Latino Community

September 03, 2013

Lauren Elder, assistant director of dissemination science for Autism Speaks appeared on New York WABC-TV's Tiempo on Sunday to discuss autism awareness in the Latino community.  A recent study suggests that language barriers in the doctor’s office and a lack of culturally appropriate awareness materials contribute to a lag in early diagnosis of autism among Latino families. Elder discussed Autism Speaks' Early Access to Care initiative and the “Maybe” campaign, a series of public service advertisements from Autism Speaks and the Ad Council designed to reach African American and Hispanic parents. Also appearing was Jesse Mojica, the father of a teenager with autism, who shared his family's experience.

Watch the segment below.