Podcast: Advice for better understanding underrepresented groups in autism research

This week, we talk to Karla Rivera-Figueroa and Inge-Marie Eigsti, who together with Nana Yaa A. Marfo published a systematic review asking about parental perceptions of autism in both LatinX and Black Sociocultural contexts. Six themes popped out, and the question for Karla and Dr Eigsti were “how can research help”? What funding opportunities, culturally relevant materials, and future research directions need to be focused on? The conversation included ways to battle stigma, improve provider relationships, recruit a more diverse sample in research and fund those underrepresented scientists who want to study autism. As a note, ASF will be releasing their undergraduate fellowship mechanism on Tuesday which will focus on underrepresented groups. Listen to the podcast here.