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Autism Spectrum Radio

Autism Spectrum Radio

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May 07th 2013:Advocacy and Awareness for Minority Families

April has ended but the need for Autism Awareness has not. Autism Spectrum Radio is continuing our discussion of a wide range of topics that relate to the autism community. This week we revisit an important subject, race and autism. Cultural stigmas, access to quality information and advocacy can all play a role in the discrepancies that continue to persist with diagnosis and care in different communities. This week, Rob is excited to welcome father and advocate Ahmad Islam to our show to share his experiences and information to help bridge the gap. Be sure to catch this episode of Autism Sp

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Ahmad Islam

Ahmad, a native of Springfield, Ohio, earned a Bachelors degree in Business Psychology from Miami (OH) University and a Masters of Science degree in Sports Management from West Virginia University. He balances his zeal for his craft with a deep commitment to his family, wife Debra and children, Gabriel (9) and Selena (7). Ahmad and his family invest a great deal of time and energy advocating and fundraising for Autism awareness. The Islam family recently established Gabriel’s Horn, a foundation dedicated to advocacy and awareness for minority families impacted by Autism. Ahmad is also on the board of the Chicagoland chapter of Autism Speaks and the Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois.
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