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New Spanish Translation of Book on Autism Offers Hope

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April 15, 2013

Newark, New Jersey - Lena McCalla Njee, a special education teacher of children with autism, has launched the Spanish edition of her book, "Espero Como Salvador de la Madre Los niņos con autismo Inspire!", or "Hope As a Mother's Savior Children with Autism Inspire!" for National Autism Awareness Month. The book was translated to offer the Hispanic community a variety of resources, stories, and case studies that will resonate with parents.

Author McCalla Njee cites that Hispanics are the nation's largest minority group, and "among the 30 million young people, 20 percent are Hispanics." As a result of this tremendous growth, she says: "I see increasing numbers of Hispanic parents of children with autism who need to learn more about this condition and find the support they need for these special children."

Recent studies confirm the need for readily accessible and better resources to reach parents. "Compared with white children, latino children with autism and other developmental disabilities had a consistent pattern of poor health care access, utilization, and quality." (The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Journal, 2012.)

The author advocates the dissemination of information to bridge the language gap and make resources accessible to Hispanic parents on a wider scale.

For more information, to purchase her books (in almost any language,) or to contact the author, go to lenamccallabooks.com.