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Resources for African Americans with Autism

According to the CDC's latest findings the incidence for Autism in the African American Community is 1 in 98. Numerous studies have shown that African Americans are dis proportionally under-diagnosed.

This is an evolving list of resources every African American family should have when receiving a diagnosis of autism.  If you would like your site to be included please contact me and I will add it.

African Americans and Autism
African American Autism Center
Autism In Black
Black Aspie
Colored My Mind
Healing...Through the Eyes of Autism
HollyRod Foundation
Mocha Autism Network
Pervis Jackson Jr Autism Foundation
Sailing Autistic Seas
Sisters Talking About Autism
Special Needs Network Inc.
The Color of Autism

Individual Support Resources
Autism Self Advocacy Network

Parent Support Resources
National Black Church Initiative and Autism Speaks Partnership
National Parent Technical Assistance Center

Special Education Resources
National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities Parent Handbook
IEP Demographics
Official Website for the Short Film, IEP
Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities Tool Kit (Parent Material)
RTI (Response to Intervention) Action Network Checklist and Forms

Mental Health Resources
NAMI(National Alliance on Mental Illness) Autism Page
African American Community Mental Health Fact Sheet
H.Y.P.E. Healing Young People thru Empowerment
Mental Health: A Guide for African Americans and their Families (Video and downloadable PDF)

Noteworthy Resources
International Children's Digital Library
Autism Society Sensory Friendly Films

Study's, Paper's and Abstracts
African American Genetics Study
Autism and the African American Community
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