5 MYTHS ABOUT AUTISM IN THE BLACK GIRL COMMUNITY

As information about autism continues to spread, so do the myths on autism. There are many myths about autism; these myths are harmful, misleading and stigmatizing. It is important to demystify these myths to encourage parents of autistic children to seek treatment and eliminate stigma associated with autism. 1. Vaccines Cause Autism There are a…… Continue reading 5 MYTHS ABOUT AUTISM IN THE BLACK GIRL COMMUNITY

HOW AUTISM AFFECTS BLACK GIRLS

Effect of Race on Diagnosis Today, it is widely known that there exist inequalities in our society along racial and ethnic lines particularly in areas such as education and household income. This inequality predictably affects the diagnosis and treatment of autism among children from Black communities. Research conducted in the past shows that Black children…… Continue reading HOW AUTISM AFFECTS BLACK GIRLS

5 WAYS SCHOOLS CAN SUPPORT AUTISTIC BLACK GIRLS

Autistic children behave differently from their peers. This difference is exhibited in the way they speak, think and behave. Parents and teachers always ask themselves how they can support autistic black girls in school. Here are some tips for teachers and parents on how to support black autistic girls in school.  1. Pairing the Autistic…… Continue reading 5 WAYS SCHOOLS CAN SUPPORT AUTISTIC BLACK GIRLS

BARRIERS OF AUTISM

Autism affects people across the globe and is not limited to one’s age, race or family background. Over the past few decades, researchers have dedicated their efforts and resources to identify barriers to autism services. They are: 1. Community and Cultural Factors African-American children are less likely to receive diagnosis at an early age hence…… Continue reading BARRIERS OF AUTISM