Autism POVs: Health disparities for Black autistics
In this episode we’ll discuss health disparities in the Black autistic community. In 2020 the CDC reported that for the first time, autism prevalence was the same for Black and white children but Black children are still diagnosed later, delaying critical early intervention services. To discuss this health disparity, we’ve gathered a panel of some influential voices in the Black autistic community.
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Resources related to this episode:
- CDC: Spotlight On: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Children Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Speaks diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) efforts
- Advocates and researchers discuss solutions to reduce autism health care disparities
Autism genetics study, aiming to increase Black representation, pivots during COVID
Blog: Making progress toward the dream: Autism in the Black community
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