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Autism Diagnoses Tend to Come Later for
African American Children.
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Autism occurs in 1 in 44 children. Early diagnosis and intervention has lifetime consequences for these children and their families.
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What is autism and what are the early signs?

The signs of autism can be detected by 18 to 24 months. And yet most children with autism are not diagnosed until 4-5 years of age and miss the opportunity for early intervention.

Autism Navigator Courses

For parents, professionals, and anyone interested in learning about autism

Large father with child Baby Navigator - What every parent needs to know

What you do and say can make all the difference.
When you join Baby Navigator, you are creating your account to My Baby Navigator that will be customized for your baby's age, with links to resources that grow as your baby grows.

The earlier you join, the more resources you can be using as your baby is growing.

The National Black Church Initiative invites you to join Baby Navigator.

Text joy3 to 855-692-2291 to register.

Visit the NBCI Autism Awareness Page
Our Health Emergency Declaration in recognition
of the significance of
Autism Spectrum
Disorders in the African
American Community

The best time to get ready for preschool is between 9 and 16 months. The milestones that matter most are the ones that come before words. Check out our 16 by 16 Lookbooks "16 Gestures by 16 Months" and "16 Actions with Objects" to learn the critical milestones that children should reach by 16 months.

Bridging the Gap Between Science & Community Practice

How You Can Help

For an informational flyer for parents with concerns about their child, click here

Autism information for parents

For an informational flyer on how clinicians, educators and other professionals can promote early access to care, click here

Autism information for professionals

Message to Educators
For a short introduction to the "Talking to Parents About Autism" kit and its materials Click here.

Autism for educators

We have put together a list of resources that families and faith leaders may find helpful.
Click Here

Autism and Your Religious Community

Autism and Your Church

Contact Us

USFCR Verified Vendor National Black Church Initiative
P.O. Box 65177
Washington, DC 20035
Phone: (202) 744-0184

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