No, not exactly an autism piece, but this does give a hard look at the reality of being black and in special education here in the United States. This has to change, not just on the end of the institutions, but also on the end of the African-American community and its understanding/acceptance of neurodiversity. For both ends, education is critical.
Nice article from NPR about New York City’s ASD Nest program, which aims at taking autistic kids from kindergarten through high school with the goal of getting them into college. I have seen similar ideas floated through schools elsewhere, but this program is probably the most consistent I’ve seen since it carries individuals through various schools. There are also links to other pieces as well.