NPR author Casey Rentz writes about how, in spite of zero correlation that autism is influenced by gender, socio economic group, race, or even sex, it still is grossly underreported in the minority community. The article explains why. It's part lack of knowledge or awareness about autism, especially highly functional spectrum children and other factors. The bottom line is, the word needs to get out to EVERY community, no matter the race, color, creed, whatever, to become aware of how to spot autism and be courageous to pursue early detection and intervention. Autism is a gift--the sooner you find that out about your child, the sooner you both can begin to understand and embrace that gift.

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