Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Delay in Autism Diagnosis Among Black Children

Black children with autism tend to be diagnosed later than white children with the disorder, and this delay can lead to longer and more intensive treatment, researchers say.
Lack of access to quality, affordable and culturally knowledgeable health care is among the reasons for the delay in a diagnosis of autism in black children, said researcher Martell Teasley, an associate professor in the College of Social Work at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

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