Arizona Autism Coalition

autism, CDC, Arizona
Mar 27, 2023

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

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.

Jennifer Longdon, a presumptive state representative from Legislative District 24, poses before a set of stairs to the speaker's desk. "It's more than our numbers that keep me from being speaker," she said. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 1, 2018

Presumptive lawmaker ushers in accessibility at the House

Being a member of the minority party of the state House of Representatives isn’t the only obstacle that may keep Jennifer Longdon away from the speaker’s desk.