CURRENT RESEARCH: Autism challenge growing in Black community

23 Jul

Autism is not discussed enough in Black communities, which is leading to misdiagnoses for autistic children, and a lack of treatment and services. While rates of autism are about the same across racial groups, minority children tend to be diagnosed with the disorder later than white children – leading to delays in beneficial interventions and treatment. Some African American celebrities with autistic children are helping to raise awareness about the disorder, including actress Tisha Campbell-Martin and Toni Braxton.


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