Title

Black Caregivers' Perspectives on Racism in ASD Services: Toward Culturally Responsive ABA Practice

DOI

10.1007/s40617-021-00577-5

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2-2021

Publication Title

Behavior analysis in practice

First Page

1

Last Page

10

ISSN

1998-1929

Keywords

Applied behavior analysis, Autism, Black caregivers, Racial discrimination, Systemic racism

Abstract

Significant racial and ethnic disparities in health care and service access exist. In the present article, we reviewed qualitative studies investigating the racism-related experiences of Black caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S. health care system. Specifically, we examined institutional racism (i.e., systemic racism) and individual racism directed toward Black families when they seek diagnoses and services for their children with ASD. Additionally, we summarized culturally responsive and context-specific practice guidelines to work collaboratively with Black caregivers of children with ASD for applied behavior analysis practitioners.

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