The 411 on Blacks and Autism

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  •  Barriers to Diagnosis
  • Our Symptoms Are More Severe
  • 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

We Are More Likely to Be Misdiagnosed

African-American children are more likely to be misdiagnosed when seeking autism testing, according to the Color of Autism Foundation, and many of those misdiagnosed and under diagnosed autistic children end up in the criminal justice system every year. Also, there are very few clinical studies about African-American children and autism. 

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