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Autism

New data suggests 1 in 44 US children affected by autism

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that among 8-year-olds, 1 in 44 had been diagnosed with autism. That rate compares

Education

Yavapai College Returning to In-Person Classes and Services Beginning June 1

Yavapai College will return to in-person classes and services beginning on Tuesday, June 1. The move is a step forward to the ‘green phase’ of the College’s COVID-19 re-entry plan, which will bring in-person classes and services closer to a normal capacity. YC will continue to follow guidelines from The Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Religion

Praise God, but take precautions: Faiths juggle holy seasons, pandemic

Communion will be delivered with masks and gloves. Ramadan prayers are fine, but socializing at the mosque will be discouraged. Seders were virtual or held in small groups. As major religions observe a second holy season under the specter of COVID-19, faith leaders in Arizona find themselves juggling the spiritual needs of worshipers with the

COVID-19

‘We all need to brace ourselves’: Experts fear dramatic pandemic spike in homelessness

For more than three decades, André House just west of downtown has provided food, showers, temporary housing and other services to Arizonans experiencing homelessness or poverty. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of families seeking such services has almost doubled, said Ash Uss, the faith-based nonprofit’s coordinator of advocacy and partnerships. “We

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