autism http://wkar.org en Autism's mysterious, complex past http://wkar.org/post/autisms-mysterious-complex-past <p></p><p></p><p>April is <a href="http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/">Autism Awareness Month</a>. It’s a condition that’s much examined by the medical community, but still elusive in its causes and treatments.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:27:40 +0000 Mark Bashore & Melissa Benmark 52499 at http://wkar.org Autism's mysterious, complex past Mackinac Bridge Now Bathed In Blue For Autism http://wkar.org/post/mackinac-bridge-now-bathed-blue-autism <p>The Mackinac Bridge is being lit blue at night for the rest of April as part of an autism awareness campaign.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:42:29 +0000 The Associated Press 33738 at http://wkar.org Mackinac Bridge Now Bathed In Blue For Autism Current State #57 | April 2, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-57-april-2-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: policy operative Richard McClellan; the Great Lakes Energy-Water Nexus; and Michigan's steps toward autism benefits.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:08:18 +0000 Current State 33654 at http://wkar.org Michigan set to roll out new autism benefits, guidelines http://wkar.org/post/michigan-set-roll-out-new-autism-benefits-guidelines <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:15.75pt">According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 88 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, or ASD, across the nation. In Michigan, approximately 16,000 students and 50,000 individuals have ASD. Last April, Lt. Governor Brian Calley signed an Autism Insurance Reform law, making Michigan the 30th state to mandate that <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/autism">state-regulated insurance plans offer coverage</a> for autism treatment and diagnosis. The law also provides a $15 million coverage fund for autism insurance providers. <span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt;"> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:38:53 +0000 Current State 33651 at http://wkar.org Michigan set to roll out new autism benefits, guidelines State Starts Autism Treatment Medicaid Coverage http://wkar.org/post/state-starts-autism-treatment-medicaid-coverage <p>Young children in Michigan with autism spectrum disorders are now able to receive treatment coverage through Medicaid.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:37:10 +0000 The Associated Press 33619 at http://wkar.org State Starts Autism Treatment Medicaid Coverage reWorking Michigan: Autism Insurance Creates Job Opportunities http://wkar.org/post/reworking-michigan-autism-insurance-creates-job-opportunities <p>Therapy for children with autism can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.&nbsp; Until now, that kind of treatment was unaffordable for many parents of autistic children.&nbsp; But a new Michigan law will soon require insurance companies to cover autism diagnosis and treatment for children and teenagers.&nbsp; This law is also expected to create&nbsp; hundreds or perhaps thousands of new jobs for people who are trained to treat autistic children. Mon, 07 May 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Gretchen Millich 16886 at http://wkar.org reWorking Michigan: Autism Insurance Creates Job Opportunities Calley Signs Autism Mandate http://wkar.org/post/calley-signs-autism-mandate <p>Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed a bill into law Wednesday that will require insurance companies to cover childhood autism treatments.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:36:12 +0000 Rick Pluta 15981 at http://wkar.org Calley Signs Autism Mandate