Autism Genetics and Human Diversity Initiative at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

UPDATED: December 10, 2020

The Autism Genetics and Human Diversity Initiative intends to diversify research on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individuals of Black African descent have historically been underrepresented in Autism research, which has contributed to racial disparities in treatment and age of diagnosis. Therefore, our mission is to better understand genetic factors that contribute to the development of Autism in families with Black African ancestry, and the barriers to treatment and diagnosis that these families often encounter.

Benefits of participation include monetary compensation and brief report of cognitive and diagnostic testing completed as part of the research study.

If you or your child has a diagnosis, or strongly suspected, Autism diagnosis and identifies as having Black African ancestry (including African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, or Mixed Race), please contact our study coordinator, Rinaldys Castillo, for more information!

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Insurances Accepted:
  • No Cost
  • N/A


Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1225 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
United States






Rinaldys Castillo

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