Black Families and Providers Accessing Services Together (BFAST)
What is this resource?
Black Families and Providers Accessing Services Together (BFAST) is a UNC TEACCH Autism Program project that connects members of the Black community to individualized and culturally sensitive intervention services for Black autistic individuals. The webpage linked below leads to BFAST’s “Ages and Stages” information, which includes services/resources specifically for adolescents and adults as well. Additionally, the BFAST website describes how Black families can build a team for health providers, community members, and personal connections to support their child(ren) with autism. They also address pressing topics of autism stigma/myths, advocacy, and how to feel confident as a parent with a child with autism.
How to use
Visit the “Ages and Stages” page linked below to start learning about culturally sensitive services and resources for transition-aged Black individuals with autism. Then, explore the rest of BFAST’s website to learn more about the supports available for Black families.
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Resource Topic: Advocacy, Healthcare, Services Navigation, Transition Planning
Resource Type(s): Website
Resource Audience/Topic: Adult Service Resources, Educators and Service Providers, Families, Service Navigation, Transition Planning