Author - Tareema Jean-Baptiste

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Realtor, Stay at Home Mom and Parent Advocate

Raising a Black autistic boy in America

As the doctor held up our firstborn, the feeling of joy and overwhelming love was quickly followed by a heavy pit in our stomachs. My husband and I looked at each other and without words, we both had the same feelings and thoughts: While we were so happy, we also knew that raising a Black boy in America is a daunting task. Fast-forward two years and the words, “We recommend your child receive the diagnosis of Autism,” shattered our world. All of a sudden, we now had to raise a Black autis...

Posted on January 04, 2021 at 12:46 PM by Tareema Jean-Baptiste