KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Wednesday, 4/6/11, 6:55 AM

Posted: Updated:
By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Jenny Hill, Angel’s Purse, says April is National Autism Month.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 1 in 85 Arizonans have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Hill says autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. Hill has a son with autism. She says people with autism also process and respond to information in unique ways. She says there is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.