autism http://kuer.org en Limited Spaces Available for Utah Autism Treatment Program http://kuer.org/post/limited-spaces-available-utah-autism-treatment-program <p></p><p>A children’s autism treatment program is accepting new applicants. The Utah Department of Health’s Medicaid Autism Waiver program is <a href="http://www.health.utah.gov/autismwaiver/">open for enrollment</a>. There are 35 openings.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 22:55:39 +0000 Andrea Smardon 45887 at http://kuer.org Limited Spaces Available for Utah Autism Treatment Program Study Shows Air Pollution Raises Risk of Autism http://kuer.org/post/study-shows-air-pollution-raises-risk-autism <p></p><p>Women who live in areas with polluted air are up to twice as likely to have an autistic child than those living in communities with cleaner air.&nbsp; That’s according to a new national study from Harvard University published online in Environmental Health Perspectives. KUER’s Andrea Smardon reports on what this might mean for Utah - which has the highest autism rates in the country, and occasionally the worst air quality.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:48:58 +0000 Andrea Smardon 31138 at http://kuer.org Study Shows Air Pollution Raises Risk of Autism KUER News Pod: Tuesday June 18, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-june-18-2013 <p>A new poll shows that the majority of Utah voters want John Swallow out of office, a man shot while at church is expected to recover, and a program for treating children with Autism in Utah is accepting 35 new applicants.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F97440113&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:23:49 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31117 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday June 18, 2013 Utah Children's Autism Program Accepting 35 New Applicants http://kuer.org/post/utah-childrens-autism-program-accepting-35-new-applicants-advocates-say-its-not-enough <p>Utah parents of children with autism can now <a href="http://health.utah.gov/autismwaiver/">apply</a> for limited spaces in a treatment program.&nbsp;The state Department of Health’s Medicaid Autism Waiver Program opened enrollment Monday for 35 children under 7 years old, but advocates in the autism community say it’s not enough.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:20:14 +0000 Andrea Smardon 31073 at http://kuer.org Utah Children's Autism Program Accepting 35 New Applicants Autism Insurance Mandate to be Considered by State Senate http://kuer.org/post/autism-insurance-mandate-be-considered-state-senate <p>A bill that would mandate insurance coverage of autism testing and treatment in Utah will advance to the floor of the state Senate.&nbsp; The Senate Business and Labor Committee approved the bill 5-2 Thursday, despite lawmakers concerns that the bill would not only cost taxpayer money, but would also drive up health insurance premiums.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:34:52 +0000 Andrea Smardon 24741 at http://kuer.org Autism Insurance Mandate to be Considered by State Senate KUER News Pod: Friday January 4, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-january-4-2013 <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gives Utah conditional approval for their state run health exchange, a University of Utah program tries to give children with Autism a better quality of life, and the Holly Oil Refinery in Woods Cross gets approval to expand.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F73646157&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:31:06 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23189 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday January 4, 2013 iSTAR Program Gives Children with Autism a Leg Up http://kuer.org/post/istar-program-gives-children-autism-leg <p>The <a href="http://istar.utah.edu/">University of Utah iSTAR program</a> is helping give children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder a better quality life through the use of technology.</p><p>The iSTAR program uses a <a href="http://www.sketchup.com/">free 3D design application called SketchUp</a> to help kids with a high functioning form of the Autism Spectrum Disorder develop better social and career skills. iSTAR project director Cheryl Wright says the results they’ve seen so far are encouraging.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:52:34 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23133 at http://kuer.org iSTAR Program Gives Children with Autism a Leg Up