Black women are not usually considered for autistic traits, but they do exist. This is true for Catina Burkett. Catina is a native of the Bronx, New York. She graduated from Columbia College in 2006, she completed her master of social work at the University of South Carolina in 2010. Catina has a vast array of experience since the start of her career in 2006, which includes independent practice. She is a licensed mental health professional, who advocates for black women on the autism spectrum, offering a unique perspective because of her autism. She is using her platform to create a guide to educate mental health providers on Autism and Cultural Competence in Mental Health.