Race, Ethnicity, and Early Identification of Autism
Get a Good Start: Race, Ethnicity, and Early Identification of Autism
Children from racial and ethnic minority groups are:
- Diagnosed with autism later or not at all
- Less likely to receive timely services after diagnosis
- Less likely to receive the recommended type or amount of service
The Interagency Work Group on Autism (IWGA) is joined by national speaker, parent, and disability advocate, Gwen Harshaw, and health equity specialist, Tiffany Huber, from the Ohio Department of Health to learn more about the lived experiences of families of color, implicit bias in the medical community, and policy and practice implications of this work.