Why Do Black and Brown Children with Autism Go Overlooked?

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Black and Hispanic children are often overlooked when it comes to autism spectrum disorder. Because they are more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder later in life, they usually miss out on chances for early intervention and adequate treatment. 

A new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders looks at why this is. Professor Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Rita Obeid, and Sabine Saade (all of both the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center), along with Alexandra Cosenza and Faith James (of CSI) worked to determine whether implicit or explicit racial bias played a part in why autism spectrum disorder may not be quickly identified in Black and Hispanic children. Read more at SUM-CUNY.

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