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February is Black History Month!

This February, Autism Society and Affilliates highlight screenings and diagnoses for BIPOC communities, Black History Month, and global inequities in screening, diagnosis, and care.

"In recent years, huge advances have been made to increase autism awareness and diagnosis. But these advances have also highlighted a disparity: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that white children are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than Black or Hispanic children. This isn't because white children are more likely to have autism, but rather because white children often have increased access to autism screening and care. This disparity in autism diagnosis is especially worrying because early diagnosis—by age two—is so important to help children succeed." Henry Ford Health  Disparities in Autism Diagnosis, and why early intervention is so important