Are there any blacks with autism here?

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princegeorge99999
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12 Nov 2022, 11:18 am

Every thing i try to find online is parents support groups. “black moms with autistic children”. I feel very alone with this.



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12 Nov 2022, 12:09 pm

You could look on YouTube? I recall people of every race with autism on there.



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12 Nov 2022, 12:28 pm

Erjoy29 wrote:
You could look on YouTube? I recall people of every race with autism on there.


I've looked on there, and again it tends to be the "autism moms" and children focused. Unfortunately I think this is a very underlooked thing in the African-American community in particular. :cry:



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12 Nov 2022, 12:29 pm

I HAVE been listening to audiobooks by Temple Grandin and others that have been very interesting and helpful. But it isn't exactly my experience. And I feel like I see so many people that find their groups and have these narratives that they feel speak exactly to them. I've never had that. I've just had to go my own way my whole life. Now I'm gonna cry lol.



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12 Nov 2022, 12:32 pm

Don't give up hope. There are people of a similar background around and I really hops you can find someone.



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12 Nov 2022, 2:16 pm

Yes. There are black autistic people here.



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12 Nov 2022, 4:48 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Yes. There are black autistic people here.


Who?



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12 Nov 2022, 5:12 pm

Nobody who has posted today….but black people on WrongPlanet exist.



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12 Nov 2022, 5:13 pm

I don't know if they are on WP, but I met a couple of black adults with autism while attending a (now virtual) support group a couple of years ago. DM me if you want me to put you into contact with the organizer.



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12 Nov 2022, 6:48 pm

There are definitely black people here.

I will inform you when one posts.



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13 Nov 2022, 6:21 am

I don't know for sure if there are black members on this page but it seems likely.

How could we know unless a member states that specifically?

I belong to a few autism pages on FB and there are a groups for black autistic only, black autistic women only, etc. There are black participants or members in some of the autism groups I participate in and those that I mod/admin.


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13 Nov 2022, 7:26 am

I am half black. From Europe though.

People don't think of me as autistic because they see this bubbly cute curly haired quirky girl. I don't fit into their stereotype. Even fellow therapists missed all the signs completely.



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13 Nov 2022, 10:35 am

Blacks come and go. Or folks whom I am aware of the FACT that they are Black come and go on this site. I dont really know the skin colors of most folks here (now that I think about it).

Miss Skibum is Black, and was quite active. A guy named RedRobin (an American from Trinidad) used to be quite active. But havent seen him lately.



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13 Nov 2022, 10:52 am

Superboyian, but not sure how often he posts these days. He is or was very involved with the autism community in general.

There are some others but I'm not certain of their usernames as I haven't been able to be active on this site for the past few months.


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13 Nov 2022, 3:11 pm

Cafeaulait, a black woman from Europe, just posted.

In fact, she just posted in this very thread.



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13 Nov 2022, 3:12 pm

Looks like the toxic post was removed, thank you mods :)