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Minority Children and Autism

Autism Rates Higher Among Certain Immigrants, Minorities Condition

Researchers have long thought that autism was more common among white children in the U.S. than other ethnic or racial groups. But a new study of birth records in highly diverse Los Angeles County suggests that children whose mothers emigrated from certain countries may be particularly at risk.

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Minority Children May Miss Autism Diagnosis

Crossing the cultural divide. Experts believe it may be at the heart of why minority children are diagnosed with autism later than other kids.

“There is a delayed diagnosis, the children are older when they make that diagnosis in a lot of minority groups. And we don’t know why that is, maybe it’s an access to care issue, maybe it’s a cultural issue,” says Sherri Campbell, who is a nurse practitioner with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

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Delayed Diagnosis of Autism Keeping Minority Children Behind


Latino children experience largest increase in autism diagnoses in the U.S.

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According to the latest research from the Centers for Disease Control, Hispanics have seen the largest increase of autism diagnoses among children in the United States. GALA, an autism support group in Phoenix, provides resources for parents of all communities with autistic children. Cronkite News reporter Kailey Latham has the story.

Originally Published: September 19, 2012


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