People of color can be autistic!

People of color are people who are not white. Some examples of people of color are Black people, Asian people, and Latinx people. Anyone who isn’t white is a person of color.

White people get diagnosed with autism more than people of color, but people of color are just as likely to be autistic. Doctors aren’t very good at diagnosing autistic people of color. Racism can make it harder for autistic people of color to get diagnosed. They might get diagnosed with a different disability instead.

We need to work hard to support autistic people of color. Everyone should be able to find out if they are autistic.