Autism Commercials Aimed at Latinos and Blacks
Do you know the early signs of autism?
With a new public service advertising campaign aimed at Latinos and African American parents, Autism Speaks, the advocacy organization, is presenting information in a direct manner, hitting home harder for parents who may have questions in mind.
Featuring realistic situations minority parents will identify with, the organization hopes the campaign will help Latino and African American parents start a dialogue with their healthcare provider and see if their child is showing any warning signs of the mental illness and find out if any immediate action should be taken for early intervention.
Going beyond advertising, Autism Speaks has partnered up with community groups, clinicians and start partners to spread awareness to Latino and African American parents. The organization will use text-messaging, in both English and Spanish, to encourage parents to learn early warning signs of autism.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
, current diagnoses among Latinos, African Americans and people in low-income communities is higher than that of the general public. The CDC says the average age now of diagnoses in the U.S. is 4 to 5 years, but a reliable diagnoses can be made as early as 18 to 24 months.
The campaign efforts emphasize early diagnoses. Do you know the early warning signs of the mental illness?
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