Are Minority Autistic Kids Overlooked?
Summary: A recent study discovered a racial disparity in care for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Is your child receiving inferior care?A recent study discovered a racial disparity in care for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, especially when it came to having access to specialists. These include gastroenterologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and nutrition services. The disparity was also found in the types of specialty tests the children received. These differences in children's medical conditions may signal a real problem for children with Autism and similar disorders. A possible explanation for the differences may be in how often doctors refer their patients to specialists and differences in how often patients follow-through on those appointments. Special guest, Dr. Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, shares some enlightening information regarding this issue.