Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when information fuels advocacy. 

Camille Proctor is the mother of a 15-year-old autistic boy and the founder of The Color of Autism, a non-profit organization committed to educating and assisting African American families with autistic children. 

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Camille’s son and his interests 

  • Her ideas to reduce the stigma of autism in the Black community

  • Religion’s role in denying autism

  • The difficulty of getting a diagnosis

  • How to overcome distrust in the healthcare system

  • Harmful stereotypes of autistic black people

  • What made Camille decide to start the Color of Autism and the different programs they offer

  • Experiences specific to Black families

  • Ideas to include more Black people in autism research 

  • How to successfully teach police officers about autism

  • Advice for parents who want to be better allies to their autistic children

To learn more about Camille Proctor and her work, please visit

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