What is it about?
We present the process of culturally adapting an intervention targeting Chinese immigrant families of children with autism. As we adapt an intervention called Parents Taking Action for Chinese immigrant families in the US, we developed a structured approach to efficiently translate community input from parents and providers to action steps of adaptation. We provide a detailed process for adapting so that community-based organizations, clinicians, and service providers can adopt our adaptation process to provide culturally appropriate interventions for diverse families.
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Why is it important?
Parenting varies across different cultures. As we know the diagnosis and treatment system of autism developed largely in the west. Countries like Austria and United States had gone through the process of understanding autism over many decades of trial and error. However, for parents of children with autism from non-western societies, the term autism, its etiology, and treatment approaches are relatively new. Parenting practice itself is largely affected by our cultures and contexts. Therefore, it is important to adapt interventions to meet parents of diverse backgrounds where they are in terms of understanding autism, and parenting strategies.
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This page is a summary of: Culturally adapting a parent psychoeducational intervention for Chinese immigrant families of young children with autism spectrum disorder, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, June 2022, Wiley,
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