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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Diagnostic and Clinical Services: Diagnostic Disparities and Functional Challenges of African American Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder


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Douglene Jackson, PhD, OTR/L, LMT, Occupational Therapist
Mailman Center for Child Development, UCEDD/LEND

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Douglene Jackson, PhD, Miami, FL, United States;


Children of minority backgrounds receive their diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) late. Mixed methodology was used to study diagnostic and functional challenges of African American preschoolers with ASD. In addressing the intersection of minority status and disabilities, results of the study are presented along with considerations for advocacy, assessment, intervention, and professional practice to promote social change.

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