Autism Consortium of Texas

The purpose of the Autism Consortium is to network and foster autism-related research and program collaborations at the University of Texas at Austin and in the Central Texas area. The autism consortium meets monthly during the academic year to share information on autism-related research, training programs, and services, present research findings, and network with the goal of developing and collaborating on research proposals and projects. This consortium was formed in December of 2017 and is very informal. It is open to faculty, staff, and students at UT and other nearby campuses, community organizations that serve people with autism, parents of children on the spectrum, and adults on the spectrum who are interested in learning about or promoting research on autism.

The Autism Consortium generally meets once per month during the academic year.

Join us for the Autism Consortium of Texas December Webinar!

Date: December 8, 2023

Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM 

This is a virtual event to be held on Zoom. Register below!

Culturally Tailored Health Education for Latinx Families of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

o Amy Pei-Lung Yu, MSW, PhD Student, The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work
o Stephany Brown, LMSW, Senior Research Program Coordinator, Texas Center for Disability Studies

This presentation includes three components of a culturally tailored health education program for Latinx families of children with IDD. First, the presenters will focus on strategies for developing a culturally tailored intervention, including linguistic, contextual, and cultural elements. Second, they will describe our peer-to-peer mentoring (promotora de salud) model, the training process, and how they utilize this model for intervention delivery. Lastly, the presenters will elucidate the curriculum and evaluation results of the intervention.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe key cultural, linguistic, and contextual elements for developing health interventions for underserved populations, including understanding the cultural nuances, language barriers, and social/environmental factors that impact access to care and health outcomes.

2. Participants will be able to describe the peer-to-peer mentoring (promotora de salud) model used in the intervention, including recruiting, training, and supporting promotoras in delivering health education programs to Latinx families of children with IDD.

3. Participants will be able to describe the community participatory curriculum development process, including content creation and revision for individual and group sessions, implementation, fidelity, intervention and evaluation protocols.



Autism Consortium of Texas Webinar Flyer; Topic: Culturally Tailored Health Education for Latinx Families of Children with IDD.