Children of Color with Autism Face Disparities of Care and Isolation
Submission Date: February 7, 2017
Attributing Author: PBS News Hour
African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at older ages than white children, missing years of potential intervention and treatment. Special correspondent John Donvan and producer Karen Zucker meet a black family who struggled to find community and resources for their son with autism, but are now helping others who need answers and support.
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Now, the story of an African-American family that knows autism firsthand and the particular challenges facing communities of color.
Autism rates among African-Americans are the same as rates among whites, but African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at an older age, missing potential years of treatment.
Special correspondent John Donvan and producer Caren Zucker have our report.