Esteemed Broadcast Journalist Esther Dillard Releases Groundbreaking Book: Providing Autism Guidance Tailored for Black and Brown Families, Now Available on

Esteemed broadcast journalist and author Esther Dillard has unveiled her latest literary contribution, “Raising An Autistic Young Adult: A Parents’ Guide to ASD Safety, Communication, and Employment Opportunities to Empower Black and Brown Caregivers and Their Families.”
This impactful book stands as a beacon of guidance for families within Black and Brown communities navigating the complexities of raising autistic children. With a focus on safety, effective communication strategies, and avenues for employment opportunities, Dillard’s work is poised to empower caregivers and families, offering invaluable insights and support.
Released on February 15, 2024, this comprehensive guide aims to assist families in navigating the distinctive challenges of raising an autistic young adult within Black and Brown communities.
Dillard’s groundbreaking book takes a significant step by addressing the intersection of “The Talk” and autism, providing invaluable wisdom and strategies for safety and success. Drawing on her extensive background in journalism and education, Dillard sheds light on the unique experiences of these communities, emphasizing the necessity of personalized approaches to education and care for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
In addition to her remarkable literary contribution, Esther Dillard proudly joins the READ campaign, a project of the American Library Association (ALA). Through her involvement, Dillard champions the cause of literacy and underscores the importance of reading, joining influential figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Octavia Spencer, Denzel Washington, Dolly Parton, and many other notables.
“My new book, ‘Raising an Autistic Young Adult,’ is more than words on pages—it’s a guiding light for Black and Brown families on the intricate journey of raising an autistic young adult,” remarked Esther Dillard. “I aspire to empower caregivers with practical insights into ASD safety, communication, and employment opportunities tailored to our communities. This book reflects the unique challenges we face and the resilience that defines us. Join me on this transformative path as we bridge the gap between ‘The Talk’ and the challenges faced by autistic young adults. Let’s navigate the complexities together and empower our families.”
Esther Dillard is available for interviews to discuss her latest work. For media inquiries, please contact Pamela Broussard at BNM Publicity Group via email at
To purchase a copy of “Raising An Autistic Young Adult” and embark on this journey of understanding, support, and empowerment, click here.
About Esther Dillard
Esther Dillard is a respected broadcast journalist and author known for her dedication to addressing critical issues within diverse communities. With a background in journalism and education, she brings a unique perspective to her work, offering valuable insights and guidance for families navigating the complexities of autism.
For more information about Esther Dillard, visit her website at

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