Why Autism Seems to Cluster in Some Immigrant Groups

Why Autism Seems to Cluster in Some Immigrant Groups

Around 2 p.m. on a perfect summer afternoon in 2014, the clinicians arrived at Maki Gboro’s home in Denver, Colorado, to test his 18-month-old son Baraka for autism. The family had only recently moved to the United States from the Democratic Republic of Congo: Gboro came first, in 2009. His wife Odile Nabunyi arrived in 2013 with their two sons. They later had a third child, but at the time, Baraka was the youngest. Gboro and Nabunyi sat on a sofa in the living room of their apartment and watched as the women from a community health clinic offered the...

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