March 24, 2023
Inequities and SDOH | Tea Leaves
  • For the first time, autism is being diagnosed more frequently in Black and Hispanic children than in white kids in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts attributed the change to improved screening and autism services for all kids and to increased awareness and advocacy for Black and Hispanic families. The overall autism rate has been rising for decades, and it remains far more common among boys than girls. But the latest study also found, for the first time, that more than 1 percent of 8-year-old girls had been diagnosed with it. (Articles here, here, here, and here)