Hope and Answers

Autism Book in Spanish Helps Latino Community

By Emily Iland
Published on LatinoLA: July 24, 2006

Hope and Answers

The Autism Society of America has selected "Los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo de la A a la Z" by Barbara T. Doyle and Emily Doyle Iland as the 2006 Outstanding Literary Work of the Year, Education Division. The book is the Spanish language version of "Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z" and was honored for its unique contribution to the autism community. The award was presented at the Autism Society Conference in Providence, RI, July 13, 2006.

"ASD from A to Z" (Future Horizons, 2004) was written by two sisters, Emily Iland of Santa Clarita, California, the mother of a son with autism, and Barbara T. Doyle of Springfield, Illinois, an educational professional specializing in autism. Essential topics include identifying, understanding and addressing Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Information and strategies are presented to help families, teachers, and other professional staff support individuals with ASD through the lifespan.

With the help of many native speakers, Emily translated ASD from A to Z to help Spanish-speaking families have access to this essential information about autism. The project involved more than 600 hours of work. The Spanish version was published by Emily Iland, Inc. in 2005. Los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo de la A a la Z is one of the only comprehensive books on this topic available anywhere in Spanish.

One Spanish-speaking mother of a boy with autism described the feeling of ?double isolation.? she experienced due to the effects of the disability and the language barrier. Los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo de la A a la Z removes these barriers and helps readers understand autism and find support. The response of readers to the content and the user-friendly style has been very positive.

More information about the book and authors, printable order forms, and online ordering for both books are available at Both authors are available to present at conferences and seminars, and Ms. Iland presents in English or Spanish.
Los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo de la A a la Z (2005 Emily Iland, Inc.
ISBN 0-9768222-0-2, $34.95, 502 pages. Available at or call 661-297-4205.
Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z (2004, Future Horizons Publisher) available through the authors ISBN 1-932565-07-8, $34.95, 462 pages.
Contacts: Emily Iland 661-297-4033
Barbara T. Doyle 217-793-9347

About Emily Iland:
Author Emily Iland is a leader in the autism community and presents at conferences across the country in English and Spanish.

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