A Silent Crisis: Race, Disability, and Health Disparities in the U.S.

I recently gave a talk on race, disability, and health disparities at the CEDD 2015 Cross-Systems Summit in Austin. In an effort to ensure that my work is accessible to multiple audiences, I am posting the PowerPoint here.

The presentation includes a detailed discussion of the social construction of disability and the current context of disability in the U.S., and offers a provocative review of recent research on disability, race, and health. I pay particular attention to health disparities for African Americans and Hispanics with Down syndrome, over an overview of racial disparities in diagnoses (including autism), and include a discussion of racial disparities in mental health care. I plan to expand on this presentation and welcome feedback.

Note that this presentation is not to be duplicated or distributed without my permission.

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