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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. Download Audio

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 Download Audio:

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. Listen now:

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. Listen now:

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. Listen now:

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 Listen Now

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 Now

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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

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

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.

Firefighters Respond To Interior Wildfire; Senate Passes Farm Bill With Minor Cuts To Food Stamps; Plankton Bloom Discovery Prompts Scientists To Rethink Arctic Food Web; Officials Issue 33 Citations For Illegal Fishing On Kuskokwim; Yukon To Close To Subsistence King Salmon Fishing; Wrangell Medical Center Board Of Directors Fire Hospital CEO; State Senators Hose Alaska Rocket and Space Summit; Law Will Require Insurers Cover Autism

Service dogs make a difference in the lives of the disabled by providing companionship and assistance. They can play an important role as guide dogs...

Gov. Parnell Calls Special Session To Review Oil Tax Reform; Bills Offer Potential For New Natural Gas Access; Legislation Requires Insurance To Cover Medically Necessary Autism Treatment; Few Details Released On ComSta Kodiak Shootings; Stevens Prosecutor Heads To Private Sector; UA Regents Meet On Kenai Campus; Scientists Anticipate Average Fire Season; Caroline Cannon Wins Goldman Environmental Prize; Holland America Cuts Eagle Tour Route; Budget Includes Funds For Road From Petersburg To Kake; Ken Anderson Wins Kobuk 440

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. Meet the delegates.

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. Read more.

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

Legislators Investigate North Slope Employment Report Discrepancy, Bokan Part 1: UCore Eyes Mine on Prince of Wales, Postal Service Might Lose $10 Billion This Fiscal Year, New Autism School Slated to Open Next Year, Fort Wainwright Soldier Dies in IED Attack, Military Revises Training Airspace Proposals, OCS Says No Plan to Cut Petersburg Social Worker

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Tuesday, September 7 at 2pm, repeating at 7pm The Infant Brain and Early Language Acquisition Dr. Patricia Kuhl is internationally renowned for her research on the...

Many people believe America’s children are being over-medicated for disorders such as autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression. On the next Line One, host Dr....