Lunch and Learn, 2022 AIB conference, Autism in the Black Community, Moving Forward, Maria Davis-Pierre

LLP 199: Moving Forward with Autism in the Black Community with Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC

Let's talk about Moving forward with autism…

In this week's episode of Lunch & Learn with Dr. Berry, we bring you our beautiful guest Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC, the Founder, and CEO of Autism in Black Inc., located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This organization aims to bring awareness to Autism and reduce the stigma associated with the diagnosis in the Black community. As a licensed mental health therapist, Maria primarily works with Black parents to provide support through education and advocacy training. Maria has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, USA Today, and has collaborated with Microsoft. Maria’s unique approach to coaching and counseling exemplifies her drive and motivation toward greater acceptance and overcoming the barriers and personal struggles associated with raising a Black autistic child.

Today, we'll talk about the upcoming 2022 AIB conference and what you can expect. She will discuss how she and her team handle the conference's preparations and how the previous conference went. Additionally, we will talk about how we continue to move forward in autism in the black community. We are going to get into her business and have her explain where she has been when she had a little vacation, quote-unquote, absence for a while. Moreover, Maria will also unveil the theme for next year's Autism in Black conference.

Episode 199 aims for you to learn more about:

  • The importance of being a personal advocate
  • Being able to be an advocate for your family
  • Tools of success to recognize if your child has autism

Listen to today's episode, as Maria Davis-Pierre, LMHC joins me for an exciting and inspiring conversation on “Moving Forward with Autism in the Black Community.”

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