Autism in the Black Community


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, including the Black community. However, there are unique challenges and considerations when it comes to autism in the Black community. It is important to recognize and address these factors to ensure that families receive access to care, appropriate treatment, support and understanding. This webinar is in recognition of Autism Acceptance Month (April), which promotes the inclusion and acceptance of individuals diagnosed with ASD.



  • Cite statistics and prevalence
  • Explain cultural awareness and recognition of autism in Black Communities
  • Identify disparities and barriers to access, diagnosis and treatment
  • Name solutions to barriers



headshot of Dr. Lakisha Mamon

LaKisha Mamon, MD is an Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist who serves as the Director of Child and Youth Services at Metropolitan Human Services District in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Mamon holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her adult internship and residency at the Louisiana State University/Ochsner Adult Residency Program in New Orleans and completed an additional 2-year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Training at LSU. She is also a trainee of the Harris Program for Infant Mental Health. Dr. Mamon has special interests in early childhood intervention and the impacts of systemic inequity on children and families. 



headshot of Dr. Annelle Primm

Annelle Primm MD, MPH is the Senior Medical Director of the Steve Fund, an organization focused on the mental health of young people of color. She is also a member of the Black Psychiatrists of America Council of Elders.



Mental health professionals, behavioral health professionals, general public, education professionals, speech therapists


This webinar is part of the Health Equity Webinar Series, an ongoing collaboration between the Central East MHTTC and the Black Psychiatrists of America to increase education and awareness surrounding mental health in the Black community.

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Starts: Apr 18, 2024 12:00 pm
Ends: Apr 18, 2024 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 18, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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