About The Color of Autism Foundation

Who We Are

As a National US Based Neuro-Affirming Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization, we are deeply committed to fostering inclusivity and support for African American families navigating the world of autism. Our belief in inclusion by design guides our efforts to provide education and assistance to these families, ensuring that no one is left behind in accessing crucial resources and understanding.

Autism transcends racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic boundaries, yet African American children often face delayed diagnoses or misdiagnoses, leading to unique challenges. Recognizing this disparity, our focus on African American Autism Support is paramount in addressing these underserved communities’ needs.

Our primary objective is to equip families with the tools to recognize early warning signs of autism. By embracing a neuro-affirming approach, we strive to bridge the gaps and empower African American individuals with autism to achieve their fullest potential. Through accessible information and advocacy resources, we aim to empower families, enabling them to effectively advocate for their child’s essential services.

At our core, we are driven by the belief that proactive education, timely support, and inclusive advocacy form the pillars of a community where individuals with autism, especially within the African American community, can thrive and contribute their unique strengths and perspectives. 

Our Mission

The Color of Autism Foundation is dedicated to supporting individuals of color impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our mission revolves around empowering families, reducing their sense of isolation, and fostering a sense of community. Our aim is to cultivate efficacy and dismantle the stigma surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorders within communities of color.

What We Do

  • Parent Education, Advocacy and Support
  • Self-Advocate Support
  • Job skills and Transition to adulthood
  • Research initiatives
  • Digital Advocacy
  • Town Halls, Webinars, and Collaborations
  • Local, National, International

Our Impact

The Color of Autism Foundation, a non-profit organization, is committed to supporting underserved families impacted by autism spectrum disorders. As a bridge between families and vital services, we create a robust network within communities of color, fostering connections and providing essential care. Throughout our journey, we’ve extended resources and assistance to countless families. Our impactful programs revolve around health and human services, education and awareness initiatives, as well as dedicated outreach and advocacy efforts.