April Is Autism Awareness Month

autism_5Northwest Iowa — April is Autism Awareness Month.  One in sixty-eight children in the United States suffers from this disability.

Jan Turbes is the Autism Specialist for the Northwest Area Education Agency, and tells us a little bit about autism.

Turbes says that autism manifests itself in different ways from person to person.

She says that the national logo for autism is a puzzle piece, and for a very good reason.

Turbes says the four colors of the logo, blue, red, yellow, and green all have a different meaning.

If you’d like more information on autism, it’s symptoms, or it’s causes, Turbes offers a couple of resources.

Those websites again are, and