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February Newsletter

F.E.A.T. of Chattanooga
PO BOX 23731
Chatt., TN 37422
(423) 296-0092

February 9, 1999 --
Guest Speaker --
    Anna Davenport Topic --
   Speech Therapy

March 9, 1999 -- Guest Speaker --
    Karen Harrison Topic --
   Communication Skills and the Complaint Process
    (3 hour STEP Workshop)

Meeting Time and Place

Second Tuesday of Each Month --
6:30 pm - Room 140
Massoud Pediatric Building
T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital

(see our Group Information Page)

Read our February Feature Story!

This Space Available

We need your information for the newsletter. Please fax, email or mail your submission to Phillip Deal prior to the 25th of each month.

Fax: 778-6837
Mail: PO Box 23731
Chatt, TN 37422

Welcome Packets

Thanks to a grant from Target Stores, the first run of the Welcome Packets is ready. Please pick up your family's copy at the next meeting.

Flutie Flakes

So, where can you get Flutie Flakes? Visit the web site listed below and for a fee plus shipping and handling, you can order a box of Flutie Flakes.
Buffalo Bills Internet Proshop

Music Therapy Links

American Music Therapy Association

Music Teachers National Association

Institute for Music Research



On Channel 9

Lights! Camera! Action! Yes, you read it right. On Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 am, Phillip Deal and Dr. Susan Speraw will be guests on WTVC, Channel 9's morning show with Don Welch (set your VCR if you like to sleep in).

On Thursday, February 4 at 10:30 am, Cindy Marshall and Dr. Speraw will be guests on the News for Women show with Marcia Kling and Melydia Clewell, on WTVC, Channel 9. Dr. Speraw, Cindy and Phil will be talking about the signs and symptoms of Autism and general information about our F.E.A.T-Chattanooga group.

January Meeting
Music Therapy

Thanks to all who made the Music Therapy presentation interesting and entertaining during our January meeting. For more information about Music therapy, click on links on the FEAT-Chattanooga web site.

STEP Workshop
A Parent's Introduction to
Special Education

This workshop is designed for parents of children in special education and parents of children that might need special education. The emphasis will be to help the parents develop the parent-school partnership that is so important to obtaining an appropriate education for their child. Come and learn about your part in your child's special education, including your role in the development of an appropriate education plan (IEP) and your rights. You will receive a copy of the IDEA Amendments of 1997, the new State IEP form, and information on how to use them to get the educational services your child needs.

Saturday, February 27, 1999
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bayside Baptist Church
6100 Hwy 58 North
Hamilton County/Harrison, TN
To register call:
Karen Harrison at
(800) 280-7837

Click on the link below to go to their website

STEP - Tennessee

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and is limited to 30 people, so please call as soon as possible.

Internet Info

Don't forget--a new section has been added to our web site where we can share our personal stories to help others deal with the diagnosis of autism and give web site visitors hope. You can share your personal story and keep it private by changing the names in your story.
F.E.A.T. of Chattanooga