black autism community
1 in 44
Children in the United States are diagnosed with Autism.
Increase in black children diagnosed with autism since 2014.
More likely for black children to be misdiagnosed with behavioral issues.
Of delay for Black children with autism to receive their diagnosis.
Our Tribe is a grassroots initiative created by members of the Black Autism Community to uplift our families and mitigate the poor outcomes that disproportionately affect Black people diagnosed with autism. By building a community of love and support, we intend to empower families and ignite a movement that promote the equity and justice that we deserve.
WhO ARE WE?
Our Tribe is a grassroots initiative created to uplift Black persons with Autism. The organization was founded by Josselyn Okorodudu and Latonya Chichester, both of whom are parents to Black children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After years of witnessing the sidelining and marginalization of the Black Autism Community, Our Tribe was created to build community and a movement that promotes justice and equity for Black people with autism and their families.