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Community Newsletter: Autism training for Black parents, Google's built-in gender bias – Spectrum

Tuesday, 15 March, 2022

Community Newsletter: Autism training for Black parents, Google's built-in gender bias – Spectrum

Illustration by Laurène Boglio

 
This week’s newsletter is a tale of two tweets, one marking important progress and the other a lack thereof.
On Monday, the journal Autism highlighted a paper about a new parent training program, Spectrum of Care, developed by the Black community for the Black community. Michele Villalobos, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and part of the research team, wrote the journal’s thread about the work.
The team wanted to take advantage of the success of training programs for parents of autistic children, and to craft an intervention that integrated Black families’ “cultural heritage and assets,” the thread explains. “Few studies have included Black families or acknowledged ongoing historical trauma and engagement in medical research.”
Read more at: https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/community-newsletter-autism-training-for-black-parents-googles-built-in-gender-bias/

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