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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 supports and services, LAOL focuses on improving family engagement with provider organizations, human service agencies and educational institutions through culturally responsive trainings, presentations and panel discussions.

goal

Increase awareness, teach advocacy, provide education, and improve delivery of
services to BIPOC with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or Intellectual Developmental
Disabilities.

mission

Living Autism Out Loud is an organization that safe guards families of
children with ASD and other intellectual developmental disabilities against discriminatory
treatment when obtaining medical treatment, academic support, and their inalienable rights as
citizens. We focus on communities that have been historically marginalized, oppressed and
often devalued with the goal of building awareness, sharing information of lived experiences,
and providing useful ways to engage and support families. We provide these services through
education, presentations, training, and advocacy.  Services are being offered to organizations,
businesses and institutions who are actively working to support families/individuals with ASD
and other developmental disabilities while eradicating discretionary practices, microaggressions
and bigotry in organizations designed to serve people of color with autism and other
developmental challenges.

vision

Living Autism Out LOUD, LLC envisions a space where BIPOC with ASD
and other developmental challenges are seen as valuable members of society who are worthy
of accessing services that will promote growth, change, and sustain long term support without
bias being factors in accessing said services.