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May 13, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Autism Society of Texas for our first Seminars Across The Spectrum presentation, “Developing Interventions to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities for Children on the Spectrum”, presented by Dr. Sandy Magaña on May 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm on Facebook Live.
Dr. Sandy Magaña will discuss disparities in accessing an autism diagnosis as well as therapy for families of color. She will suggest solutions providers can utilize to get evidence-based therapies to families, and how families can be involved in interventions.
Dr. Sandy Magaña, PhD, MSW, is a Professor in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. She received a Master’s in Social Work from California State University and her PhD from the Heller Graduate School of Social Policy at Brandeis University where her focus of study was on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Magaña has led research on the cultural context of families who care for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities for more than 20 years. Her current research includes investigating racial and ethnic disparities among children with autism and developmental disabilities and developing culturally relevant interventions to address these disparities. She has received funding for her research from NIH and other federal funding agencies.
Following the presentation the recording will be posted on our YouTube channel and on our website.