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

Why Early Treatment Matters

Early interventions for many children with autism can make a huge difference and, given our later diagnosis, this plays into worse outcomes for children. Early interventions can help improve a child’s development, speech and ability to interact with others. 

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