Special Education Services- The importance of early detection and intervention

Education, Special Education

Every Alaskan child deserves and is entitled to receive appropriate educational services through the public education system. For some kids however, standard educational approaches are not able to meet their unique needs. Fortunately, resources are available to assist these children and their families so they can achieve their full potential. Parents play a vital role in this process. By becoming familiar with the special education process, learning about the available services, and being aware of your child’s rights, you will be able to better advocate for your child’s needs and make informed decisions that benefit your child and your family as a whole. Please join Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton, and his guest, Anchorage School District Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Special Education, Lori Rucksdashel as they look at the Special Education process and the services available for your child.



HOST: Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW


  • Lori Rucksdashel – Anchorage School District Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Special Education



  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, June 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, June 12, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at lineone@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Prentiss here.

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