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Tasas de autismo aumentan en Estados Unidos, junto con la concientización de las comunidades de color

PHOENIX — Las tasas de autismo en niños de 4 y 8 años están aumentando a medida que se evalúa y se realizan pruebas a más niños. Los niños de la raza negra, hispanos y de las islas del pacifico asiático tienen más probabilidades de ser diagnosticados que los niños blancos, según los CDC.

El autismo en Arizona y en todo Estados Unidos está en aumento, y la concientización ha llevado a una detección más temprana en las comunidades de color, dijeron el lunes expertos en salud de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. (Foto de archivo de Mindy Riesenberg/Cronkite Noticias)

Autism rates rise in U.S., along with awareness in communities of color

PHOENIX – Autism rates in children ages 4 and 8 are rising as more children are evaluated and tested, with Black, Hispanic and AAPI children more likely to be diagnosed than white children, according to the CDC.

Autism in Arizona and across the U.S. is on the rise as awareness has led to earlier detection in communities of color, health experts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. (File photo by Mindy Riesenberg/Cronkite News)

Madres de niños afroamericanos con autismo ofrecen apoyo y orientación a otras familias

PHOENIX – Aunque estudios anteriores mostraron que los niños blancos tenían más probabilidades de recibir un diagnóstico de autismo que los niños de raza negra o hispanos, esa brecha se ha reducido, según un informe del CDC. Otra investigacion muestra que los niños de color y los de familias de bajos ingresos aún tienen menos acceso a la atención y los servicios para el autismo, y las familias de color reportan una atención de menor calidad.

Mothers of children who are Black and autistic help other families find their voices

The African American Conference on Disability, which wraps up this week in Arizona, included a session in which two mothers of children who are Black and autistic advised other families of color about getting support and services amid longstanding disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of autism.

Grape news: Verde Valley close to becoming a designated wine region

WASHINGTON - Wine drinkers may soon be able to reach for that Verde Valley vintage, if local wineries and vineyards have their way. Their application to make the Verde Valley a federally recognized American Viticultural Area is nearing approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Groundwater pumping diminishes streams across the country, study finds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Rivers and small streams across the U.S. are declining from groundwater pumping according to new research.

Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

CASA GRANDE – Paco Ollerton, a third-generation cotton farmer, is carefully looking at growing industrial hemp – a crop that has attracted many with its environmentally friendly claims – this summer, as it will be legal to grow in the state May 31.

‘They make your day bright’: Hockey team serving the disabled community a big hit

PEORIA – The first special needs ice hockey team in Arizona is rewarding for its founder, head coach and players.

Sierra Vista firm gets contract for part of border wall construction

WASHINGTON - A Hispanic-owned construction company from Sierra Vista won one of four contracts awarded this week to build prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second round of awards in as many weeks.

Diversity is key to senior living development in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Paula West, “over 65,” loves living in a mid-rise, downtown Phoenix condo, surrounded by a diverse group of people.

Special report: The changing face of Arizona

Arizona is one of the fastest growing states, ranking eighth in the country in terms of percentage population growth and fifth in numeric growth between 2015 and 2016, according to census data. But with the rapid expansion comes growing pains, including traffic congestion and "brain drain."


In the 2017 spring semester, a team of graduate students from Cronkite News researched in-depth stories for a project about expansion across Arizona. The project, “Development in the Desert: the Changing Face of Arizona” covers issues around the state ranging from urbanization, mining, commuting, Phoenix arts and more. Four of the graduate students on the research team sat down for a Facebook Live interview to discuss the steps taken and research needed to create an in-depth analysis about the state of Arizona’s rapid expansion.