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The Centers for Disease Control estimate that, as of 2014, 1 in every 68 children in the U.S. has some form of autism — a 30 percent increase from 2012. These alarmingly high figures underscore the importance of helping those with special needs to lead fulfilling and productive lives. On the next Addressing Alaskans, author and founder of the Autism Independence Project, Amalia Starr, speaks through her own experiences about the potential for children with autism to achieve independence into adulthood.
KSKA: Tuesday, March 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
A lot of research effort is going into finding the cause of autism. Our next guest, Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto of the University of California Davis MIND Institute, an authority on environmental effects on health, will discuss with Dr. Woodard the evidence for a role of environmental chemicals in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
KSKA: Monday, Feb. 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The state legislature is considering a long-awaited increase in money for special education this year. Specifically, it would boost funding for intensive-needs children who must be provided with a full-time aid, though the formula would remain the same for special-ed kids whose disabilities are not… Read More
For 18 years, ORCA has been teaching people with disabilities how to ski at Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area. Its Adaptive Ski and Snowboard program is helping people discover their own potential.
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Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard brings child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Siegel to the program to talk about severe disruptive behaviors with a focus on patients with autism. Dr. Siegel comes to Alaska from the Tufts University School of Medicine.
KSKA: Monday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Maximizing academic performance depends on the educational system and the student. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard will discuss a leading cause of school underachievement, attention deficit disorder, with Dr. Lyn Clark of Anchorage. Topics discussed will include causes of ADD/ADHD, symptoms, diagnosis, other problems often accompanying ADD/ADHD, and treatment options proven to be effective.
KSKA: Monday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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.