The 411 on Blacks and Autism

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  • 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

Barriers to Diagnosis 

Some factors behind why our children are diagnosed late with autism include the lack of access to quality, affordable and culturally competent health care. There is also stigma in our community and a belief that autism doesn't affect Black children.

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