Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
President Barack Obama's top health official is asking for an investigation into the administration's botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.More >>
With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Starting this month, major changes are coming to the way Autism is diagnosed.
The American Psychiatric Association, or APA, which writes the "Bible" on how to diagnose mental illness, is changing its Autism guidelines.
That has some parents worried the new definition will exclude their children.
"I was terrified. My initial gut reaction was our kids are going to lose their diagnosis. They're going to lose treatment, they're going to lose therapy," Megan Barnhill says. Barnhill's son has Asperger's.
Like many parents with kids with Asperger's and other previously diagnosed Pervasive Developmental Disorders, or PDD, Barnhill was scared when she learned about the changes coming to Autism diagnosis.
Since her son, Judah, was diagnosed with Asperger's two years ago, therapy has made a huge difference for him.
"Tremendously. In fact, we had an episode where we had an insurance glitch and we lost insurance for a while. They had to refigure that, and he ended up going about four to six weeks without therapy and completely regressed," Barnhill says.
Starting this month, the APA is doing away with the Asperger's diagnosis, as well as other PDD diagnosis and is instead making one category called Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD.
That has many parents worried less children will be diagnosed with Autism.
"This is a great opportunity for insurance companies and schools to get away with not providing services," Barnhill says.
But Dr. Jim Schroeder, a pediatric psychologist at St. Mary's, says that may not be the case.
"Until this all plays out, they're still very similar to the previous DSM and I don't think families should be alarmed at this point," Dr. Schroeder says.
He says if your child has already received a diagnosis, things shouldn't change much
"They've said anyone who's previously diagnosed should maintain the same. They should still have an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis."
In Barnhill's case, it turns out that with the new guidelines, Judah will actually be eligible for more services. She says she hopes other parents don't get discouraged.
"There's a lot of leeway in the way it's all worded, where doctors, they can get these kids re-diagnosed. If the parent's fight for their kids," Barnhill says.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.