Episode 40: Autism in Black
What types of challenges do black children and families face in the autism community? Why is it important for the autistic community to center BIPOC disabled voices and their stories? Sara and I talk to Maria Davis-Pierre the president and CEO of Autism In Black, Inc. about these questions. Maria is a licensed therapist in Florida and started her work in the autism community when her own daughter received an ASD diagnosis. She is passionate about working with black parents to help them increase acceptance and overcome barriers associated with raising an autistic child. She is also the author of the Self-Care Affirmation journal available for purchase on Amazon.