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Letter: Reform needed to ensure coverage of autism

...evidence-based autism spectrum disorder (ASD) therapies like applied behavior analysis...this and other therapeutic treatments for ASD.Rep. Pete Petersen and Sen. Johnny Ellis...Alaskans cannot afford this delay.Treating ASD costs families upwards of $50,000 annually...
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...administrators through rural Alaska schools now for 40 years. Three generations of rural Alaska children have mostly ended up living in the Railbelt.? David Nees is a 28-year ASD math teacher who served on the Education Sustainability Task Force.
Finding a home is next step for proposed school

...more autonomy and flexibility."As an ASD school, STREAM Academy would still be required...hundreds of students.Other successful ASD charters offer homeschool, correspondence...Winterberry Charter School.Unlike other ASD schools, charters pay for their own buildings...
Ketchikan shipyard seeks ship lift funds

...million ship lift at Alaska Ship and Drydock. ASD operates the Ketchikan Shipyard, which...Ward, director of shipyard development for ASD. He said a combination ship lift and launch...Weinstein said the city, borough, state and ASD agreed in a meeting early last week that...
Program prepares workers for marine jobs

...coater apprenticeship program developed by ASD and the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan...processes that require skilled labor. But the ASD has had difficulty finding enough non-shipyard subcontractors, said ASD Project Manager Doug Ward. But Ward said...
State selects Ketchikan shipyard for role in building new state ferry

...Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken announced Monday that ASD had been selected as the construction manager and...It will help design the vessel, which will give ASD a leg up on construction as well. ASD said that's likely to mean 129 full-time, year-round...
Ketchikan shipyard sets sights on ferry

...mainline" ferries.The signed agreement joins ASD with the state and Elliot Bay Design price.That doesn't guarantee that ASD will get the final construction contract...process, he said.Once design is done ASD provides the guaranteed maximum price and...
Workforce reduced at Ketchikan shipyard's fairly typical for the work slowdown in the summer," said ASD President Adam Beck. "As you can imagine, all of the ferries...have gone elsewhere."We've directed that work up here to ASD, and that will be coming in late July," Beck said.
Alaska editorial: A welcome expansion

...confidence and respect.With word this week of ASD's impending sale, the question on Ketchikan's...Industrial's Adam Beck, who will become the ASD president while Johnson takes a vice presidential...the best decisions for the facility. As ASD's top official, he is best positioned...
Samples of high school exit tests go on Internet

...Students can take them on-line and even get feedback. The test is available on the Anchorage School District Web site - . High school sophomores across Alaska will sit for the real exams in about seven weeks, beginning March 7...


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