The 411 on Blacks and Autism

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  • Knowing the Facts
  • What Is Autism?
  • Black Children Are Diagnosed Late
  •  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

With World Autism Day and Autism Awareness Month happening in April, it’s important to know that autism affects Black children, too. Read more about how this incurable developmental disorder impacts Blacks, cultural stigma and barriers that stand in our way to seeking care. —(@kelleent) Kellee Terrell    

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