Autism Awareness Walk Scheduled For Nov. 9

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chattanooga will host its Inaugural walk to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Coolidge Park. The 2.3 mile walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. and head across the Walnut Street (pedestrian) bridge, around the art district, and back to the park. The route will provide spectacular views of the Chattanooga Riverfront and will include dozens of sponsored banners showing various facts about Autism. 

The Chattanooga Autism Center (CAC), a local parent-driven resource center and clinic, is in charge of the walk. Proceeds generated by this event fund CAC programs such as its outpatient autism clinic, support group for adults with autism, autism workshops, annual conference, an autism resource room, Greater Chattanooga Aspies, the Cleveland-CAC, training programs for kids and adults with autism, and many more projects and supports.

Participants can participate in activities provided prior to the walk.  Prior to the start Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will help kick off the walk. There is no race, therefore the walk is accessible to all families and community members. Strollers are welcome!

For more information on the event, volunteer and/or sponsorship opportunities, call Gina Mitch (Event Co-Chair) at 779-8562 or Dave Buck (CAC Executive Director) at 531-6961.


CHI Memorial Offers Free Acupuncture Session To First Responders

As a way to express appreciation for the many long hours and tireless dedication the first responders show every day, CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates is offering them a chance to relax and be pampered with a complimentary Happy Half Hour acupuncture session. On  Tuesday, Dec. 20 , licensed acupuncturist Liza Mercado will give stress-reducing ear acupuncture ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Bill Headed To President’s Desk Is “Good News For People Fighting Complex Diseases In Rural Tennessee”

Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday said a health care bill he cosponsored in the Senate, that will help make the medical brain power of institutions like Vanderbilt University Medical Center available to doctors in rural parts of Tennessee and other rural areas of the country, is ready for the president’s signature. He said, "House passage of this legislation is good news ... (click for more)

2 Juveniles Arrested For Arson In Sevier County Fires

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, National Park Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in charges being placed against two people in connection with the deadly wildfires in Sevier County.  Last week, at the request of 4 th  District Attorney General ... (click for more)

Shannon Whitfield Already At Work Eliminating Sole Commissioner Post In Walker County; Process To Take 4 Years

Shannon Whitfield is already at work eliminating the position he won by a landslide in the recent election. Mr. Whitfield, who takes over at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 after a 16-year reign by Bebe Heiskell, noted, however, that it is a four-year process. He said the two House members and local senator are working with him on legislation that must first be approved. That should ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You Can’t Sue You

The Hamilton County School Board will convene an hour earlier tomorrow to discuss “facilities” and the question of the hour is “Which ones?” Several communities are actively studying pulling away from the county’s Department of Education and the stew is thickening by the day. Now comes the revelation that school board attorney Scott Bennett has sent an email to the town of Signal ... (click for more)