Where Service Providers and Parents of Color Develop Culturally Sustaining Partnerships
Living Autism Out Loud, LLC (LAOL) was founded with the goal of decreasing and eventually eliminating cultural barriers that Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) (parents) face when accessing services and supports for their children with Autism and/or Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
By including the "parent voice" in professional support and services, LAOL focuses on improving family and provider partnership through culturally responsive training, curriculum development; in person and online presentations and parent lead panel discussions.
To provide culturally responsive trainings and culturally responsive curriculum development to human service agencies, educational institutions and service providers.
Our aim is to reduce and eventually eliminate barriers that BIPOC families face when accessing services for their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or Intellectual Developmental
Our mission is to safe guard families of children with ASD and/or intellectual developmental disabilities against discriminatory
treatment when accessing services such as education, medical, dental, and behavioral health.
Our focus is on communities that have been historically marginalized, oppressed and often devalued. We address these discriminatory practices by training service providers on how to engage with and support BIPOC families of children with autism and/or IDD using culturally responsive practices.
Our services include: culturally responsive curriculum development, in person and online presentations, training, and parent lead panel discussions.
Our services are designed for services providers who are actively working to address and eventually eradicate discretionary practices, microaggressions and inequities in their organizations.
Living Autism Out Loud, LLC envisions a space where BIPOC families of children with ASD and other intellectual developmental disabilities are seen as valuable members of society.
Valuable members who are worthy of accessing services that will promote growth; improve quality of life and provide long term gains without barriers.