Here and Now: Autism awareness and helping those hit hard by the pandemic

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Sunday, April 4, 2021
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We are discussing the impact of delayed diagnosis and services for children of color on the Autism spectrum as well as ways to help businesses and artists impacted by the COVID pandemic.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we are discussing the impact of delayed diagnosis and services for children of color on the Autism spectrum and one family's mission to change it.

According to the CDC, Black and Hispanic children are subject to delayed access to evaluation, diagnosis and services due to socioeconomic issues and other barriers.

We'll also share more about a partnership that delivers -- the New York Urban League and Door Dash are teaming up to support Black-owned businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

And we'll have more on the social media campaign against gun violence featuring the parents of slain rapper Pop Smoke.

We will also take a look at I Heart Dance NYC, an outdoor live series that celebrates New York's brightest dancers and helps support artists kept off the stage by the pandemic.

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Ways to Help

Black Lives Matter

Black Voters Matter Fund


National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

No New Jails NYC

Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)

Black LGBTQIA + Migrants Project

Teaching the Next Generation

Black Lives Matter at School

Creating Space To Talk About Racism At Your School

Teaching for Black Lives - Rethinking Schools

Black-Owned Bookstores in New York and New Jersey

Cafe con Libros (Brooklyn)

Grandma's Place (Harlem)

Sister's Uptown (Manhattan)

Source of Knowledge (Newark)

The Lit. Bar (Bronx)

The Little Boho Bookshop (Bayonne)


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism



Black Wall Street 1921

Jemele Hill is Unbothered

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American Son: Available on Netflix

If Beale Street Could Talk: Available on Hulu

Just Mercy: Available on Amazon Prime

Selma: Available on Amazon Prime

The Hate U Give: Available on Amazon Prime

When They See Us: Available on Netflix


13th: Available on Netflix

America Inside Out with Katie Couric: Available on National Geographic

Becoming: Available on Netflix

I am Not Your Negro: Available on YouTube