4th Annual Chattanooga Autism Conference Is April 26

Monday, April 1, 2013

The fourth annual Chattanooga Autism Conference will be on Friday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m.-3:40 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Chestnut Street, Chattanooga.

The conference, hosted by Chattanooga Autism Center and Autism Society of America, East Tennessee Chapter, will have a teen and adult track for the first time this year.  There will be additional tracks for educators and young children. Scott Badesh, president of Autism Society of America, who has an adult child with autism will be the keynote speaker.  Registration is open through April 12.

The cost to attend is individuals-$35, and families (two or more relatives like spouses, grandparents, etc.) -$55. Clinician seeking CEUs will need to pay $100. Attendees may inquire about waivers for people experiencing economic hardships

For registration go to http://www.chattanoogaautismcenter.org/registration/. For speaker topics, go to http://www.chattanoogaautismcenter.org/conference/2013-speakers/.

For more information, visit ChattanoogaAutismCenter.org or call 423 531-6961. 



Sprayberry Earns Play Therapy Credential

Brook Sprayberry, MS, LPC, of Chattanooga, has earned the Registered Play Therapist credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy APT, according to its CEO Kathryn Lebby.  Ms. Sprayberry is a licensed professional counselor.  To become a registered play therapist, applicants must have earned a traditional master’s or higher mental health degree from an ... (click for more)

Health Department Reports Increase In Hepatitis A Cases

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is experiencing a higher than normal number of cases of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). Typically, about one case a year is reported to the Department, yet since early May 2018, four cases have been reported. In light of the current Hepatitis A outbreak in Middle Tennessee, and other similar outbreaks in several other states, the Health ... (click for more)

Girl, 20, Killed While Trying To Cross Highway 153 Early Sunday Morning

A girl, 20, was killed early Sunday morning while trying to cross Highway 153. The victim was identified as Ansleigh Kaylyn Harrison. At approximately 1:28 a.m. , Chattanooga Police officers responded to a pedestrian struck at 5256 Highway 153 . A Toyota Sequoia driven by 31-year-old Asher Powers was traveling north on Highway 153 in the inside lane. The ... (click for more)

2 Shot In Separate Incidents Early Saturday Morning; 1 Victim Is A Juvenile Girl

Two people were shot early Saturday morning in separate incidents. The first incident was at  3:30 a.m. when the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a person shot on the 1000 block of North Willow Street.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.    HCEMS transported the victim to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Protecting Family Homes On Signal Mountain

The Signal Mountain Town Council will vote at their upcoming July 9 meeting on whether to approve a controversial rezoning application regarding property located at the northwestern corner of Albert Road and Taft Highway.  Prior to the rezoning request, Albert Road was the redline on Taft Highway past which commercial development within the town did not extend. This rezoning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Claude And "Mr. John"

There are some who believe this last week has been a devastating one for our community, losing two of our most beloved “builders” within three days of one another. Claude Ramsey, who spent over 40 years in public service and because of the type man he was never lost a political race, died on Monday after a hard fight with illness at the end. On Thursday we lost “Mr. John” Franklin, ... (click for more)