"...autism, though it is classified as a developmental 'disorder,' is not necessarily a 'mental illness.' My health is not poor because I am autistic. Speaking for myself, being on the spectrum has been a huge asset in so many ways..."
Despite the increase in autism awareness, BIPOC on the spectrum experience disproportionately more challenges, such as later/no diagnosis, poorer health outcomes, stigmatization, and unemployment.
I had the opportunity to talk with Authority Magazine about the online Udemy course I designed, "Life Skills for People of Color on the Autism Spectrum," addressing the unique needs of those of color with ASD, the research, my own experience, the myths surrounding autism, and why we need more support and resources for BIPOC on the spectrum. Read the interview here.