Minority children with autism seem to be diagnosed at later ages compared to white children. Getting your children screened early is very important, so parents must make sure to ask their doctors about evaluation.
Whether through unequal access to care or cultural differences, minority children are diagnosed with autism later in life.
What We Learned from this Video:
- Experts theorize that cultural divisions are responsible for late diagnoses in minority children.
- The delay may also be caused by lack of awareness or lack of access to care.
- Early intervention is critical for treating autism, so a delay can be very detrimental.
If you notice that your child is showing developmental issues, it is important to take immediate action. Schedule a consultation so that we can help you with any questions or concerns you might have!