Siskin Children’s Institute Hosts Free Workshops For Families With Special Needs

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Siskin Children’s Institute announces it will be teaming up with the Chattanooga Autism Center and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders to provide free educational workshops for parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder. Ideal participants are parents with children 5 years and younger, or who are newly diagnosed. Siskin Children’s Institute will be hosting all workshops at 1101 Carter St. during September, October, and December. 

"TRIAD has provided services to thousands of children and families and is a member of the renowned Marino Autism Research Institute.
It has been a partner of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center since 2005. The goal of each workshop is to provide parents and caregivers with strategies to be used at home, at school, or in the community. The strategies discussed are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis," officials said. 

Live streaming sessions with the TRIAD staff in Nashville, in-person segments, and various activities are on the agenda for each of these 3-hour workshops.

Registration Now Open:
Developing Communication Skills - September 16, 2017 from 10am-1pm
Beginning Toilet Training - October 7, 2017 from 10am-1pm
Out and About: Preparing for Community Routines - December 2, 2017 from 10am-1pm

Registration is required and can be done at Siskin.org/TRIAD. On-site child care is available on a first come first served basis. Child care interest should be indicated when registering.



Shelia Boyington Appointed To Erlanger Board

Shelia C. Boyington, PE, has been appointed to serve on the  Chattanooga Hamilton County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees by Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger.  The Chattanooga business executive replaces Rick Youngblood as the newest member of Erlanger’s governing body.   Ms. Boyington is president of Thinking Media, a Chattanooga-based educational ... (click for more)

Erlanger Breaks Ground On Outpatient Cancer Center

Elected officials and Erlanger Health System executives and representatives brook ground on the new outpatient cancer center and medical office building at Erlanger East. The new 80,000 square foot outpatient Cancer Center will include the Erlanger Center for Breast Health, an infusion center, radiation and medical oncology therapy, interventional radiology and imaging services, ... (click for more)

Witness Says Morse Told Him "His Emotions Got The Best Of Him" At Triple Killing In Lookout Valley

A witness told a Criminal Court jury on Friday that Derek Morse told him "his emotions got the best of him" at a triple killing in Lookout Valley. Michael Shavers also said Morse told him in detail about the slayings of John "Jake" Lang, Jon Morris and Caleb Boozer and the shooting of Matthew Callan at the Rolling Hills Trailer Park on April 9, 2014. Morse is standing trial ... (click for more)

Prosecutor Calls For "Meaningful Punishment" For Dyer, Brennan In $4.9 Million Swindle

Federal prosecutor James Brooks is calling for a "meaningful sentence" for Doug Dyer and James Brennan, who are charged in a $4.9 million swindle. He rejected arguments that they should receive leniency due to their age and health problems. They are set to be sentenced next Friday at 9 a.m. by Judge Travis McDonough. Prosecutor Brooks said concerning Dyer, "As this Court ... (click for more)

Fix Obamacare, Don't Repeal It - And Response (2)

John McCain recently said, "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full (Congressional Budget ... (click for more)

Roy Exum - Wrong Never An Option

In the Navy SEALS, there are two ways you should ever do a task: “The right way” and “Again.” We as a society admit failure when we take the much-besmirched path of “the lesser of two evils” because the destination will always be “wrong.” It’s true: ‘start wrong-end wrong’ happens every time. Evil, no matter to what degree, is always wrong and when the Hamilton County School Board ... (click for more)