This web site is not meant to have all of the solutions or to cover all aspects of autism. Its purpose is only to explore some of the issues surrounding the additional challenges the African American community encounters when facing Autism. An excellent resource for exploring all aspects of Autism is Child-Autism-Parent-Cafe.com
Child-Autism-Parent-Cafe.com was created by ASD Concepts, LLC founded by Crystal Brown. She is a sibling of a person diagnosed with autism. It is one of the most comprehensive sites on the Internet regarding Autism and includes everything from education and treatment to autism toys and books. It shares a wealth of resources and links and is highly recommended.
The Color of Autism Foundation is committed to raising public awareness about autism spectrum disorders and devoted to empowering families and lessening their isolation. We are dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhance the general public's awareness of autism.
Special Needs Network’s mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy, while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between underserved communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions, which often fail to address issues specific to these communities.
African American Autism Support Services of Arizona was founded to address the unique needs within the African American Community. Cultural competency in addressing the initial diagnosis, and the navigation of services for families in this population
This site is to primarily connect African-Americans who feel isolated in caring for family members with this disorder. Our staff's primary objective is to help individuals inside the color wheels of the diagnosis live a life of normalcy... By all means necessary.
K.L. Shanks a.k.a. Queen Unique is a writer and a poet who runs this blog. Ms. Shanks’ #1 passion is spreading Autism awareness in the African American community and has established the Cameron is My Prince Fund via the Autism Society of America in honor of her younger brother who suffers from severe Autism.
Mission is to increase autism awareness in underrepresented communities by educating, encouraging, and advocating for families that are affected directly or indirectly by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
A short film about a 37 year old autistic man that is being raised by his 75 year old mother. The objective of this documentary is to reveal the struggles of raising an autistic individual (in this case, a son) in times when giving a child over to a state or private group organization was considered the “norm.”