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Minority Children & Autism


Providing Solutions & Answers for Today’s Families…Working to Ensure Diversity & Inclusion

CDC Spotlight On: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Children Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


Black and Hispanic children continued to be less likely to be identified with ASD than white children. These differences suggest that black and Hispanic children may face socioeconomic or other barriers that lead to a lack of or delayed access to evaluation, diagnosis, and services.

Wall Street Journal Oped: Autism Rates Higher Among Certain Immigrants, Minorities


Researchers have long thought that autism was more common among white children in the U.S. than other ethnic or racial groups. But a new study of birth records in highly diverse Los Angeles County suggests that children whose mothers emigrated from certain countries may be particularly at risk.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network


The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us.

The Color of Autism (Michigan)


Spectrum News OPED ‘Autistic while black’ |
How autism amplifies stereotypes


Such cultural stereotypes make it particularly dangerous to be ‘autistic while black.’ Part of the reason people are quick to stereotype me is that there is no research on middle-aged black women with autism.

Marcus Autism Center: Autism African American Genetics Study


We want to know how genetic risk factors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be different in African-American families. Gain insight into your child with autism’s genetics.

The Invisibility of Black Autism

Why generations of clearly autistic black children have been diagnosed with ADHD or even ‘mental retardation’ instead.

National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing

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