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There is a proven therapy to help children with autism. It is not a cure but it does help. On our next program we discuss the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis in the education and management of children with autism with Rebecca Parenteau of The Alaska Center for Autism and Suzanne Letso of the Connecticut Center for Child Development.
KSKA: Monday 12/9 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
It’s recess at Glacier Valley Elementary School. A dozen kids run straight to a piece of playground equipment that looks like a three dimensional spider web. They climb onto the webbing where they hover ten feet off the ground. Elsewhere in the playground, students crawl up ladders, go down slides, pump their legs on swings.
Listen to a special edition of Line One: Your Health Connection when host Dr. Woodard interviews ABC News’ John Donovan about his forthcoming book on autism. Hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council this interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Hilton Anchorage on Friday April 12 and can be heard Monday on KSKA’s Line One.
KSKA: Monday 4/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Starting Tuesday, health insurance policies in Alaska will be required to cover treatment of autism spectrum disorders. A portion of that bill, setting up a task force to study such things as the state providing insurance coverage for autism, took effect earlier.
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Insurance companies will have to help pay for autism treatments in Alaska under legislation that’s now slated to become law. Governor Sean Parnell gave tacit approval to the measure this month by sending it back to the legislature without his signature. The new requirement only covers a portion of the insurance market for now. However, supporters see it as an important step in providing relief for parents who struggle with the high cost of autism therapy and counseling.
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Legislators have passed a bill to require insurance companies to cover medically necessary treatment of autism, a disorder that affects sensory perceptions and the ability to communicate and interact with others.
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Autism is being diagnosed with more and more frequency; recent reports say 1 in 88 kids in the United States have it. So next week on Kids These Days! we’re talking about autism spectrum disorders wit our guests Teresa Hirst, ANP and Kris Green, Autism and Services Manager for the State of Alaska. We’ll learn about screening, supports and resources for Alaska families, and what’s changing for autism when new diagnostic criteria come out in 2013.
KSKA: Tuesday 2/17 @ 2p & 7p
The mission of the Conference of Young Alaskans is to connect young Alaskans to a rich history, a vibrant present and a thriving future. The conference will draw delegates from across the state to consider the challenges facing Alaska and her people. Together, delegates will develop an overall vision statement, goals and proposed courses of action in five issue areas.
September 7 was a red letter day for Mark Falsey. That was the day he got to show off the bedroom in the house he would soon be moving into. Mark was giving personal tours as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Elmore House, the third in The Arc of Anchorage’s “Five Homes in Five Years” building campaign.
The number of diagnosed autistic and Asperger syndrome children in Anchorage continues to rise. KSKA’s A Closer Look focuses on some of the educational programs for those children and their parents.
KSKA: Monday 10/3 at 1:00 pm
Saturday 10/8 at 6:30 pm
About 480 Anchorage School District students are currently certified as autistic or having asperger syndrome. Most take the programs offered within the district. But next year, a few parents could choose a new alternative.
Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg
Alaskan lawmakers are again considering legislation that would require health insurance companies cover the diagnosis and treatment for Autism. As it is, parents of Autistic children say they have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket… Read More