Join me on Philadelphia's WURD-AM on Saturday morning for my regular segment at 900A/ET. The host is Glenn Ellis—author, medical journalist, health policy expert and broadcaster with several radio shows. We worked together at AIDS 2010 Vienna and AIDS 2012 Washington.
This will be my eleventh week on Glenn's new show "Information is the Best Medicine". On this week's menu: New data show that the estimated number of children identified with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise. Research also shows that Black and Latino children are often diagnosed much later with ASD ... and that means that Black and Latino children may require a longer and more intensive intervention. Meanwhile: Autistic children and adults suffer stigma, discrimination, intolerance, isolation and are often excluded from everyday society.
Glenn's guest will include Terri Matthews, founder of Jaden's Voice—an online resource and community for Black parents of autistic children—and Valarie Oulds-Dunbar from the Philadelphia Dept. Of Behavioral Health. Both guests are parents of autistic children.
Listen live online HERE.