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Striking Delays in Autism Dx Among African-American Kids

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by Elizabeth Hlavinka

African-American families with concerns about their children’s development have to surmount many obstacles before reaching an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis with providers, a study indicated.

Among 584 Black children with ASD, the mean age of diagnosis was 5.4 years, more than 3 years after parents first reported concerns about children’s development, reported John Constantino, MD, of Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues.

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