Suzy Rowland,author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, explains the crucial need for research into Black autism and ADHD
Originally published https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/black-autism/91621/
In conversation with my counselling supervisor, I mentioned that my son was diagnosed with autism spectrum condition (ASD) aged almost nine. I prefer to use the word condition, instead of disorder, to discourage perpetuation of autism spectrum in the medical model. “What took you so long to get a diagnosis?” she enquired. “That’s a good question,” was my diplomatic response.
Autism and black mental health
A quick search on NHS Digital for ‘black autism’ takes the browser to the Mental Health Act 2019, where on the second page in key findings we are shown that ‘amongst the five broad ethnic groups, known rates of detention for theBlack or Black British group(306.8 detentions per 100,000 population) were over four times…
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