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Early Access to Care at the 15th Annual Harlem Book Fair

July 12, 2014

This afternoon, Early Access to Care participated in a panel session during the 15th Annual Harlem Book Fair in NYC. The Harlem Book Fair is the largest of its kind, and drew more than 50,000 New Yorkers and visitors. 

This year’s event included a panel, entitled “Is it an Experience Gap or an Achievement Gap?,” that addressed the statistical achievement gaps many black and Latino children face during their first 2000 days of life (birth to 5 years of age). Amy Daniels, Autism Speaks assistant director for Public Health was a panelist, providing insight on the challenges blacks and Latinos face in the autism community. The panel was moderated by Miguel Montes, Co-Creator Education Pledge. Other panelists included Dr. Liz Isakson, Co-founder Docs for Tots, Dr. Tirza Greer, Pediatrician; Ms. Daseta Gray, Certified Infant Toddler Specialist, and Sayida Peprah,PsyD., Clinical Psychologist.