The 411 on Blacks and Autism

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  • We Are More Likely to Be Misdiagnosed
  • What Misdiagnosis Can Look Like
  • Why Early Treatment Matters
  • What Are the Warning Signs?
  • Knowing the Symptoms
  • Knowing the Facts
  • What Is Autism?
  • Black Children Are Diagnosed Late
  •  Barriers to Diagnosis
  • Our Symptoms Are More Severe

Knowing the Symptoms

With autism, symptoms vary but can include the inability to respond to one’s name, not wanting to be touched by others, not communicating or talking to others, preferring to play alone, inability to imitate words or actions, inability to find comfort in hugging or touch and partaking in strange repetitive behavior. People with autism can also suffer from sleep problems, seizures and digestive issues. 

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