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Educator Spotlight: Jenna Wiersma

...Previously, I worked in Michigan in an autism program for two years before moving to...ABA behavior tutor for students on the autism spectrum for a year before entering graduate...physical education and a master's degree in autism spectrum disorders/special education...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-29/educator-spotlight-jenna-wiersma
Neighbors
Road to be closed for Friday rally

...on language and literacy for children.Author and performer Jennifer Daniels is a certified music and movement educator and Autism movement specialist, and will serve as the keynote speaker for this year's annual conference. Other events will be held...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-04/road-be-closed-friday-rally
Local
Childcare 'crisis' hits close to home, but with silver lining

...speech, literacy and social-emotional skills. She also brought books and did health screenings including ear, eye and for autism. Helping parents and caregivers understand child development and supporting them are crucial. From my experience, most parent...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-05/childcare-crisis-hits-close-home-silv
Letters
Autism wareness

...Child Abuse Awareness Month, April is Autism Awareness Month. And as the month...the Capitol steps; a showing of "Autism is a World," a short documentary by Sue Rubin; and a presentation by autism specialist Dr. Chuck Lester; as well...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042609/nei_433092645.shtml
Charles Cowan to speak on new findings in the world of autism

JUNEAU - In celebration of April as Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Charles Cowan...pediatrician and medical director of the Autism Clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital...present on what is new in the world of autism from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 24...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041209/nei_428496086.shtml
Autism bill, other measures set to take effect

...insurance policies to cover treatment of autism spectrum disorders.All or portions of...North Slope and Cook Inlet.A part of the autism bill took effect earlier, establishing...coverage for the disorder.The debate over autism coverage was one of the most emotional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-01/autism-bill-other-measures-set-take-eff
State
Walk for Autism registration open

Walk for Autism registration open The Autism Society of Alaska will host the 3rd annual Alaska Walk for Autism from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2 at the Dimond Park Field House. Each participant will receive a free water bottle and the first...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-03-26/walk-autism-registration-open
Neighbors
Autism families fight for coverage

...been enough to move a bill requiring some autism coverage under insurance plans, but supporters...R-Anchorage, a parent of a child with autism who said he doesn't want other families...Lorri Unumb with the national group Autism Speaks visited Alaska this week for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-04-13/autism-families-fight-coverage-pat-forg
State
Walk for Autism in Juneau April 2

April is Autism Awareness month. The Autism Society of Alaska is holding its 3rd Annual Walk for Autism, which will take place in Juneau on April 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dimond Field House Track. All recipients will receive a free...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032311/loc_803953256.shtml
News
Letter: Reform needed to ensure coverage of autism

As the mother of a child with autism, House Bill 187 and Senate Bill 74 excite...require insurers to cover evidence-based autism spectrum disorder (ASD) therapies like...Twenty-nine states have already enacted autism insurance reform laws; 13 other states...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-27/reform-needed-ensure-coverage-autism
Opinion

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