Spanish Section on its Website
Society of America, May 2004
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Society of America (ASA) today announces the launch of a
Spanish-language section on its award-winning Web site,
responding to the ever-growing needs of the Hispanic community
to deliver bi-lingual information on autism spectrum disorders.
www.autism-society.org, receives over 6,000 visitors a day.
"According to the U.S. Census Bureau, of the entire United
States population, 38.8 million are Hispanic, surpassing African
Americans, who are no longer the fastest-growing minority. This
growth surge shows no sign of slowing down, and neither do
autism prevalence rates, which are currently at 1 in 166," ASA
President Rob Beck said. "We know that autism knows no
boundaries and affects people of all races and ethnicities. We
also know that more than 1.5 million individuals are living with
the disorder nationwide, and another 10 million, including
parents, caretakers and loved ones affected. With these
statistics, it is impossible for us to ignore that a large
percentage of these persons are Hispanic."
The new Spanish section, which is accessible through the main
Web page, features 18 different links to information about
understanding autism; an autism checklist on common
characteristics of the disorder; tips for parents on coping with
a child's diagnosis and living with autism across the lifespan;
a variety of treatment options and educational approaches and
programs to help a child with autism such as developing an
Individualized Education Plan (IEP); and information on Federal
programs, to name a few.
To view the Spanish-language section, go to the ASA homepage
and click on "En Espanol."
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