May 31, 2023
Yetta Myrick is a mother of a teenage son on the autism spectrum. She
is the founder and president of DC Autism Parents –a non-profit
In this episode, Jeiri is joined by Yetta to discuss her role as a mother and advocate, and how she promotes developmental monitoring to get her community the help, they need to access services for their children.
Together, Jeiri and Yetta talk about how Yetta’s personal life has influenced and motivated the work she’s doing in advocacy. Yetta also reveals her personal fears and concerns as a mom, and why support is crucial to sustaining the work she does as an advocate.
They discuss the harsh realities of dealing with the public’s perception, specifically how this problem unfairly falls on Black and Brown communities. And finally, they wrap this episode up with Yetta’s advice for dismantling racism within our network.
Tune in and listen as Yetta promotes resiliency in Black families with young children, especially in the modern climate of the pandemic.
This episode was supported in part by an Association of University Centers on Disabilities/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement (6 NU38OT000280-02-02).
Produced by Adode Media; a full-service podcast production agency.
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