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

FIVE COMMON MEDICAL DISORDERS THAT ARE MORBID IN BLACK GIRLS WHO HAVE AUTISM.

1. Sleep ProblemsResearch indicates that children with ASD are more likely to get sleep issues unlike their typical children. Autistic girls who have sleep issues experience sleepiness during the day hence leading to behavioral issues such as moodiness and aggression. Further, lack of sleep reduces concentration and attentiveness significantly which interfers with learning.Some of the … Continue reading FIVE COMMON MEDICAL DISORDERS THAT ARE MORBID IN BLACK GIRLS WHO HAVE AUTISM.

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

VIRGINIA RESOURCES FOR BLACK AUTISTIC FAMILIES

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), commonly known as autism, is a developmental disability that can potentially cause substantial social, behavioral, and communication challenges. A developmental disability by definition is a condition that begins during a person’s developmental period and may affect their day-to-day functioning and can last through a lifetime. One of the unique characteristics of … Continue reading VIRGINIA RESOURCES FOR BLACK AUTISTIC FAMILIES