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Autism Speaks and National Black Church Initiative Seek to Reduce Age of Autism Diagnosis

Collaboration to address racial disparities, lower the age of diagnosis and improve access to services to improve outcomes for children with autism

Autism Speaks and the National Black Church Initiative announced their new collaboration to reduce the average age of diagnosis

June 21, 2013

New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), today announced their new collaboration seeking to reduce the average age of diagnosis and to increase access to high-quality early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the African American community. The collaboration will be piloted in 150 churches in the greater Atlanta area as part of the Autism Speaks Early Access to Care initiative.

Autism Speaks & Black Churches Partner to Advance Early Intervention

Partnership with National Black Church Initiative seeks to reduce racial disparities in age of autism diagnosis and quality early intervention
June 20, 2013

From left, Michelle Parris and her 10-yr. old son, Miles, who has autism, Rev. Anthony Hudson, Sr. Rev. Anthony Evans, Amy Daniels, Cathy Rice