Improving Early Diagnosis of Autism for African American Students Part 1: Where We Sadly Are Today

By Alice Doyel Volunteer blogger   “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down” Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison “Nobel laureate in literature whose best-selling work explored black identity in America — and in particular the often-crushing experience of black women — through luminous, incantatory prose resembling that … Read more Improving Early Diagnosis of Autism for African American Students Part 1: Where We Sadly Are Today

Improving the Early Diagnosis of Autism for Women and Girls

By Alice Doyel Volunteer blogger   “What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.” Dr. (Mary) Temple Grandin is a prominent proponent of the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter, … Read more Improving the Early Diagnosis of Autism for Women and Girls

Effective Education for African-American Female Students

By Alice Doyel Volunteer blogger   “I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.” Maya Angelou Photograph in The New Yorker, May 24, 2014 Angelou in 1969. © Chester Higgins, Jr./chesterhiggins.com   Background In 2015, an African-American Male Scholars Think Tank proposed six sweeping recommendations. This project … Read more Effective Education for African-American Female Students