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Intersection of being Black and diagnosed with Autism

Intersectionality refers to the interconnected nature of aspects of identity such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a single person or group. It is the overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination and advantage. For example, for a Black single mother with a child with autism, we need to look at what it means to be a woman, a mother, having a child with a disability, and the monetary struggles she experiences. We have to look at the intersection of such identities to truly understand her struggle and find ways to alleviate it.

This presentation focuses on the intersection between autism and race - with anecdotes from Black mothers, research about the role doctors play in healthcare inequality, and current events such as the issue of police brutality.

What are inequalities that exist in the intersection of autism and race how that influences health outcomes Holly Shan

How do dual oppressions of race and disability impact mothers and children with autism
Expose inequities faced by the mothers and understand the interactions and relationships that led to those inequities

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