Founder, Executive Director, Advocate, Public Speaker, Researcher, and Mom.
Ms. Camille Proctor is the mother of a teen son and an adult daughter. In 2008 shortly after her son’s second birthday, he was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. As she searched for support services for her family, she soon realized a disparity in the black community. In 2009 she founded The Color of Autism Foundation to support African American families with children on the autism spectrum. The Color of Autism Foundation is a US Non-Profit (501 c3) organization committed to educating and assisting African American families affected by autism spectrum disorders. They aim to help families identify the warning signs of autism early on, so they can become their child’s best advocate. Providing culturally competent support and training will improve outcomes for children in underserved communities on the autism spectrum. She has served as a diversity and inclusion advisor for both television and film. In September 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed her to the Michigan State Disability Council. The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s mission is to support people with developmental disabilities to achieve life dreams. Author of a CNN Essay “For the Walter Wallaces of the world, the police are not the answer” (October 2020).Camille has served as Keynote Speaker for organizations around the world, and featured in numerous publications.In March 2022 she co-authored a research paper “A culturally grounded autism parent training program with Black parents”. She obtained Diversity Equity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University in January 2023.
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