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  1. New Office Offers Support for Children and Adul...

    July 17, 2014- "New Office Offers Support for Children and Adults with Autism"- Recently, a new Office of Autism was established at the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN). The office will improve coordination of autism resources within the system of care supporting both children and adults with autism and help make those resources available to families and self-advocates. Amy Cooper-Puckett has been selected as the director for the new office.

    • Jul 21 2014 02:31 PM
    • by brian
  2. Xclaim Inc. Wizard of Oz Production Benefits WK...

    August 5, 2013- "Xclaim Inc. Wizard of Oz Production Benefits WKU Kelly Autism Program"- Children who performed in the Xclaim Inc. production of the Wizard of Oz were able to benefit the Kelly Autism Program of WKU. The sold out crowd enjoyed a performance that featured neurotypical children and children with autism.

    • Aug 06 2013 11:37 AM
    • by brian
  3. Lawmakers Lecture Insurance Companies about Pay...

    June 25, 2013- "Lawmakers Lecture Insurance Companies about Paying for Autism Treatments"- Legislators in Kentucky have ordered that the state’s insurance companies work with parents of children with autism to ensure that legitimate claims are being paid. The autism insurance reform law was passed three years ago in Kentucky, and if payment snafus continue into the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers may consider making tweaks to the law. One potential change would require insurance companies to meet quarterly with providers or parents who experience difficulties getting paid.

    • Jun 27 2013 09:45 AM
    • by brian
  4. Different Look, Same Results for Lady Lions

    May 21, 2013- "Different Look, Same Results for Lady Lions"- Boyd County players in the 64th District softball championship wore light blue shirts and colorful jigsaw puzzle piece socks for the Autism Awareness Night event. Their off the field efforts helped to raise awareness for the disorder and their on the field efforts landed them a spot in the district final for the sixth consecutive year.

    • May 22 2013 11:22 AM
    • by brian
  5. Autism Event Raises Awareness and Funds for Loc...

    April 23, 2013- "Autism Event Raises Awareness and Funds for Local Group"- Approximately 400 individuals attended the Autism Support Group of Perry County’s walk for autism awareness this past Saturday. The $3,000 raised will go towards activities for children or continued training for parents.

    • Apr 24 2013 01:25 PM
    • by brian
  6. Despite Law, Some Families Lack Autism Coverage

    April 21, 2013- "Despite Law, Some Families Lack Autism Coverage"- The autism insurance reform law in Kentucky was set to effect in early 2011, but some families have still failed to receive little or no benefits from insurance companies. The insurance companies are mandated to cover $50,000 of therapy costs from ABA services for children 1 to 6 and $12,000 a year for children ages 7 to 21. Tony Felts, a spokesperson for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky, has stated that the failure to process claims has stemmed from unforeseen obstacles, one of which being confusion over which providers are covered.

    • Apr 22 2013 08:29 AM
    • by brian
  7. Louisville Mom Wants to be Missing Link of Autism

    March 24, 2013- "Louisville Mom Wants to be Missing Link of Autism"- Jasmine Booker quit her job two years ago to form the Booker Autism Foundation of Louisville (BAFOL). The organization helps families with children with autism find the finances and resources they need to function day to day and Booker hopes to one build a community center and start a performing arts program.

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    • Feb 12 2014 12:34 PM
    • by brian
  8. Lexington's Lurie Center Focuses on Autism...

    October 26, 2012- "Lexington's Lurie Center Focuses on Autism Research and Care"- The Lurie Center for Autism is an outpatient medical care facility that specializes in caring for adults with autism. The center’s four primary missions are clinical care, education, research, and public policy.  

    • Mar 20 2013 10:19 AM
    • by brian
  9. Professor Awarded $800,000 Grant for Autis...

    September 20, 2012- “Professor Awarded $800,000 Grant for Autism Therapy Research, Including 'Virtual Mirror'”- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded University of Kentucky’s electrical and computer engineering professor Sen-Ching Cheung a four-year grant totaling nearly $800,000. The grant is to help advance Cheung’s “virtual mirror” and the money will go toward developing new display and image processing technologies for synthesizing self-model feedback imageries. The hope is that the mirror will allow children with autism to better concentrate on behavioral learning and assist with generalizing abstract concepts in daily life.

    • Mar 15 2013 09:34 AM
    • by brian
  10. New Autism Center About to Open in Louisville

    September 10, 2012- "New Autism Center About to Open in Louisville"-  A recently opened autism center is designed for children ages 12 to 21. This center is an addition to the campus for younger kids at St. Andrews Episcopal Church that serves children ages 5 to 11.

    • Mar 14 2013 09:32 AM
    • by brian
  11. UK Professor Awarded Grant for Autism Study

    September 21, 2012- "UK Professor Awarded Grant for Autism Study"- An $800,000 grant has been awarded to Sen-Ching Cheung and his collaborators to develop new display image processing technologies that allow people with ASD to see a virtual image of themselves.  The images will help to teach individuals specific skills, such as those involved with social interactions.

    • Mar 15 2013 09:36 AM
    • by brian