an overview by B.E.S.T. Service Dogs by Jan Murry Lopez, MS, Canine Life Science and Founder.
Bringing together my passion for service dogs and assisting the autism community
While researching Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with regards to the service dog
community, I discovered an organization in Detroit, Michigan called The Color of Autism
Foundation. This non-profit organization provides information and services to families
affected by autism in the Detroit African American community. The founder, Camille
Parker knew something wasn’t right when her son was born. At the age of 1 she pushed for a diagnosis and was told he had autism. She ended up quitting her job to care for him full time. She found that to get the services she needed for her son she had to fight. Her mission is to help other families navigate for services for their children so that they would not have to struggle as she has. I contacted her for her input.