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Do Implicit Racial Biases Matter in Autism?
Implicit racial biases refer to involuntary, mental processes whereby certain attributes are associated with particular racial groups (e.g., stereotype formation). Implicit biases amongst healthcare professionals are suggested sources of racial disparities in autism identification and diagnosis. This presentation will provide an overview of relevant implicit bias research, and present preliminary data examining the effects of implicit biases on racial and ethnic disparities in service access for autistic children.

Jul 28, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Brian A. Boyd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Behavioral Science @University of Kansas
Brian A. Boyd, Ph.D. is Director of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project and Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. His research interests focus on the development and evaluation of evidence-based, behavioral interventions for children with ASD, and understanding the impact of restricted, repetitive behaviors on the ability of these children to participate in their environment. Dr. Boyd has published extensively on interventions that are feasible for clinicians and caregivers to implement and effective at improving children’s outcomes. Various federal agencies, including the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institutes of Health, have funded his research.​