Mother, sister, and mother's best friend, with only child, a boy, six-years-old (husband/father was working and could not be present).
The boy was diagnosed with autism at four after diagnosis of PDD in infancy. The focus is 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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