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AUCD: Welcome Reception and Poster Session: Barriers to Autism Diagnosis and Treatment for African American Children

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Presenter

SHANNON HAWORTH, Va-LEND Family trainee, Behavior Specialist
National Council for Behavioral Health

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Description

Are there specific barriers to autism diagnosis and treatment for African American children? This research consists of a literature review that supports a disparity in the diagnosis and treatment options for African American children with autism. Potential causes for these barriers include cultural differences, cost of treatment, and education level of parents among other factors. Implications for health care providers and future research is also discussed.

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