Volume III, Issue 3
May 8, 2001
Zimmerman, pediatric neurologist
Have you seen our
Autism Awareness Month
The 3rd Annual Outback
Steakhouse Luncheon will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m.,
TICKETS : Each ticket to the luncheon buffet costs $10. For every five tickets you sell and pay for prior to the April 10 meeting, you get one ticket free. (Money must be paid by April 10 to qualify for this incentive). Last year we ran out of tickets, so purchase yours as soon as possible.
PLACEMATS: Please return your child's colored placemats
at the April 10 meeting.
PHOTOS: Please bring a picture of your child to the April 10th meeting if you would like a picture of your child to be on the information board during the luncheon. Put your name on the back of the photo so that we can return it to you.
Please call 296-0092 or
FEAT Chattanooga has purchased 100 cloisonne
The lapel pins are available to FEAT members and
their families for $5 (half price) or $10 for the
Mailings to Professionals
FEAT-Chattanooga recently sent out over 600
mailings to medical and educational professionals and 350 mailings to
childcare providers in the Chattanooga community and surrounding areas
regarding Autism Awareness Month, our annual Outback Luncheon and Dr.
Zimmerman's upcoming lecture. Also included in the mailings were a
copy of the FEAT brochure and an order form for Welcome Packets. If
you know of any professional who may be interested in receiving a Welcome
Packet, please call the FEAT number at
Meeting Time and Place
Second Tuesday of Each Month
Massoud Pediatric Building
T.C. Thompson Childrens Hospital
Montel Williams Show and Autism
On Thursday April 12, 2001, The Montel Williams Show will spend an hour discussing several issues regarding autism. The show features the Gallaghers from Brick Township, NJ, Aidan and Shelley Reynolds from Baton Rouge, LA, and Didi Conn, who played Frenchy in the movie Grease. This is the first time that Mrs. Conn has gone public with her child's autism. Several people from the audience will be interviewed such as political officials from Brick Township, Sandy Levine, a behavioral therapist, and Dr. Jerrold Kartzinel.
The show should be pretty comprehensive regarding autism awareness and cover just about every topic that there is from clusters of autism, genetic research, ABA, vaccines, diet, the increase throughout the country, the Congressional Autism Caucus, the Open Your Eyes project, congressional hearings to the cost of raising individuals with autism and how that figure impacts the general public. It covers just about everything you could imagine for the simple purpose of making the general public aware of autism spectrum disorders. The show airs on April 12th so check your local listings. Or to find your local station and time for the Montel Williams show go to: http://www.montelshow.com/
On Thursday, April 12, 2001, Congressman Zach Wamp will be addressing topics related to autism including the Congressional Autism Caucus at 7 p.m. at Westview Elementary School. Westview Elem. is located at the intersection of East Brainerd Road & Ooltewah/Ringgold Road in East Brainerd.