Autism: What You Need to Know

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  • Today is World Autism Day
  • What is Autism?
  • Blacks and Autism
  • How Common Is It?
  • What Are the Symptoms?
  • What Are the Warning Signs?
  • How Is Autism Diagnosed?
  • Do Vaccines Cause Autism?
  • Can It Be Cured?
  • What Is Asperger Syndrome?

Blacks and Autism

A 2011 study found that the average African-American child is diagnosed with autism at eight years old, compared to six years old for white children. Not to mention, researchers also found that when Black parents do mention autism to their doctors, they are more likely to be ignored. By delaying diagnosis, Black children are more likely to need more extensive and longer treatment

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