Black History Month autism

For Black History Month, the Autism Society website has listed a variety of links and resources addressing the topics such as inequalities in screening, diagnosis, and care; vaccines; and the intersection of race and autism.

One article, for instance, teaches parents how to advocate for their child, and starts off by noting that “autism services are not distributed equally, according to research. As a group, children who are Black, Hispanic, Asian-American, or low-income often receive fewer therapies and services for autism. They also may be diagnosed later, which delays their ability to get help. What can parents do to help overcome those differences?”

It also offers a look at 30 Black Autistic People You May Want To Know About (and you do!) courtesy of The Art of Autism, which celebrates Black autistic influencers.


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