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UAF Exhibit to Feature Artist With Autism

University of Alaska Fairbanks officials say a new art exhibit opening next week will feature the work of an artist with autism.

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October 8, 2014
Autism: A Global Story

Autism: A Global Story

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
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April 12, 2013

Autism Bill, Other Measure Take Effect Tuesday

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.

December 31, 2012

Law Will Require Insurers Cover Autism

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.

June 21, 2012

Legislation Requires Insurance To Cover Medically Necessary Autism Treatment

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.

April 16, 2012
All About Autism

All About Autism

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

April 13, 2012

New Autism School Slated to Open Next Year

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.

September 6, 2011

Lawmakers Address Insurance Coverage of Autism Diagnosis, Treatment

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

March 29, 2011
Line One: Vaccines and Autism

Line One: Vaccines and Autism

Dr. Paul Offit is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He joins Dr. Woodard on Line One this week to discuss his book… Read More

July 27, 2009
Line One: Autism

Line One: Autism

It is estimated that 60 Alaskan children will be diagnosed as falling somewhere on the autism spectrum disorder continuum this year. National statistics put it at about 1 in 175 children. As April is Autism Awareness Month, today on Line One host Dr. Woodard… Read More

April 20, 2009

Services for Autism in the rural Alaska not always meeting the need

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

February 29, 2008

Alaska News Nightly: October 8, 2014

Retired Colonel Implicated In Guard Scandal; Troopers Investigate 2 Deaths in Shageluk; KSKA DJ Shot, Killed In Home – 16-Year-Old Foster Son Charged With Murder; Parnell, Walker Spar At Soldotna Gubernatorial Debate; It’s Cold Out, But Bethel Shelter Won’t Open Until December; Ordinance to Add Prayer In Ketchikan Schools Passes First Vote; UAF Exhibit to Feature Work from Autistic Artist; New Exhibit Puts An Alaska Twist on A Familiar Building Block

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October 8, 2014
Risk and Benefits of Common Immunizations

Risk and Benefits of Common Immunizations

Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and two guest physicians discuss the risks, benefits and what’s new regarding childhood immunizations.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 12, 2014
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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.
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April 25, 2014
ADD, ADHD and Academic Performance

ADD, ADHD and Academic Performance

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.
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April 11, 2014

Helping the Autistic Child

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
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December 6, 2013
Accessible Playgrounds in Juneau a Work in Progress

Accessible Playgrounds in Juneau a Work in Progress

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.

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August 29, 2013

POV: Neurotypical

Watch Neurotypical – Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.

Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives.

TV: Monday 7/29 at 9:00pm

July 28, 2013

Alaska News Nightly: December 31, 2012

Coast Guard Still Assisting Crew Of Shell Drill Rig; Autism Bill, Other Measure Take Effect Tuesday; Congress Remains In Deadlock On Fiscal Cliff Deal; Suspect In Mail Thefts Arrested; Lance Mackey Wins Top of the World 350; Long-Time APD Officer Retires; Rasmuson Foundation Pledges Millions To Arts In Alaska; Alcohol Abuse Not Always Talked About In Rural Alaska

December 31, 2012

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits Homer, Soldotna

An outbreak of chickenpox in Soldotna and Homer has state public health officials worried about the high number of local children who are not receiving vaccinations.

October 1, 2012