Lena McCalla Njee released the Spanish version of her book, ‘Autism Inspires! Hope As A Mother’s Savior’ on April 5, 2013. Entitled ¡El autismo inspira! La esperanza como salvación para los padres, the book is aimed at the Hispanic minority group, which is the largest minority in the United States. The book release coincides with the National Autism Awareness Month, and targets Hispanic parents of children with autism to help eliminate the linguistic and social gap which deprives them from the same access to information and support.
The author asserts there is a growing number of parents of Hispanic descent who have children with autism and need to get informed about the condition their children are suffering from. According to the American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Journal, Hispanic children with autism consistently have worse health care access and quality.
About the Author
Lena McCalla Njee is a teacher of special education who works with children with autism in New Jersey, for which she received the ‘Teacher of the Year Award’ in the last two years. She graduated from New Jersey City University and is a member of the Autism Society of America.