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Mar 14, 2023

Today we’re back with researchers from Drexel’s Autism Institute to explore the intersections of race, poverty, and health outcomes for Autistic kids. They covered this topic in their 2022 National Autism Indicators Report.

Some of the findings you might have predicted, like the fact that no matter how much income you make, societal structures around race may negatively impact your health outcomes.

Others may be more surprising, like the fact that in many cases, Autistic children from middle-income households actually have some of the worst health outcomes.

Let’s dig a little deeper into these findings, and explore some of the potential research and policy implementations that might help us do better.

Read the full 2022 National Autism Indicator Report:

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Learn about other research topics and community outreach at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute:

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