The members of the Espinoza family appearing on camera are a young six-year-old boy, his mother, his mother's sister, and his mother's best friend. The boy's father was unable to attend due to work.
The boy was diagnosed with autism at four after an earlier diagnosis of PDD. During the program, therapists Tawara Taylor and Wayne Jones, PhD focus on the family value of inclusion in family life and in education, the differences in parents' roles in child-rearing, support from sister and friend in providing care, family attitudes toward diagnosis of autism and confronting attitudes within Latino culture toward children with special needs. The family is from a middle-income background and Latino. Setting is in a studio.
Available As: Closed Captioned DVD with 2 booklets
Produced By: Jana Staton, Ph.D., American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Foundation
Total Running Time: 60 minutes
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