autism http://wkms.org en Kentucky Reshapes Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-reshapes-services-autism-spectrum-disorder <p>Legislation passed last Friday in the Kentucky House of Representatives codifies a new Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders. We learn more about this Council and how it reshapes services to ASD individuals with the Medical Director of the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Dr. Allen Brenzel, a Lexington Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist. Kate Lochte opens the discussion by asking how this council differs from its predecessor, created during the administration of Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2005.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:42:07 +0000 Kate Lochte 38958 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Reshapes Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder Despite Law Some Kentucky Parents Lack Autism Coverage http://wkms.org/post/despite-law-some-kentucky-parents-lack-autism-coverage <p></p><p>Some Kentucky parents of autistic children say they've received little or no insurance coverage for treatment despite a 2010 state law mandating benefits.</p><p>Kentucky insurers say the law has required a smoothing-out period to address legal gray areas and other unforeseen challenges. But autism advocates argue insurers have had plenty of time. Meanwhile, parents say they can't sustain the tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket treatment costs.&nbsp; Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:12:03 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30845 at http://wkms.org Despite Law Some Kentucky Parents Lack Autism Coverage