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In this presentation, Dr. Jamie Pearson will highlight the barriers that Black autistic children face during the early childhood years and describe the impact of these disparities on child and family outcomes. She will describe how FACES–(Fostering Advocacy, Communication, Empowerment, and Support)–a family centered empowerment intervention, aims to strengthen Black families’ knowledge of autism, capacity to advocate, and collaborative partnerships with professionals. Finally, Dr. Pearson will discuss strategies that educators and clinicians can adopt to address disparities in early intervention and facilitate culturally responsive partnerships with Black autistic children and their families.

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