autism

Jodi Peterson

This week’s edition focuses on services available on the Western Slope to help people who have some type of disability. We hear from state agencies and local organizations that offer everything from translation services for deaf people to assistance with finding a job, including the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Center for Independence, and Mosaic. The program starts with an interview with Cindy La Joy of Montrose.

  • Olathe schools back open after student makes threats, is arrested
  • Capitol Coverage looks at communities trying to regulate tobacco use
  • Another Democratic challenger throws hat into ring to unseat Gardner
  • Patients with autism may soon be allowed to use medical marijuana

Local Motion: Autism Awareness

Apr 1, 2015
sanni ceto, blue sage gallery
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

April is National Autism Awareness Month. In observation of this, KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviewed Temple Grandin, a well-known advocate for people with autism and a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, Sanni Ceto, a Paonia-based artist who has autism, and Dr. Jim Ball, the executive chair of the Autism Society’s Board of Directors and a behavior analyst who works autistic people.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mar 31, 2015

  Newscast

  • Severance tax eyed to balance state budget
  • DMEA and Tri State continue arguments over local renewable energy
  • Area art show showcases artists with disabilities
  • Capital Conversation – standardized testing

Paonia Art Show Highlights Ability

Mar 30, 2015
Rhoda Yago, Blue Sage Gallery
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

A new art show in Paonia seeks to challenge the way people think about individuals with disabilities. 


Temple Grandin Discusses Autism

Jan 9, 2015
Temple Grandin
Rosalie Winard

Temple Grandin is a well-known advocate for autism awareness and a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. She came to Grand Junction Friday to speak at an autism conference, as someone who has autism. KVNF's Laura Palmisano sat down with Grandin before the conference.

Local Motion: Living with Autism

Apr 16, 2013

Pass the Mic reporter, Noah McDaniel  speaks with Paonia resident,  Sanni,  about living with autism in the North Fork Valley.    

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

  • Sunrise Mine Fire 30% Contained
  • Bowie Mine Expansion Deadline Wednesday
  • Ouray School A Model For Autistic Students
  • Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Results
  • Roller Derby In Colorado
  • Program To Help Battle White Top On Wright’s Mesa