National Autism Awareness Month

Chattanooga Autism Center

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Chattanooga Autism Center has two events planned: one will take place on Awareness Day, April 2nd, at Miller Plaza.  The other is a conference on April 4th at the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

Making the Transition: Autism in the Workplace

Mar 28, 2013

Over 500,000 children with autism will be in their adulthood within the next ten years, and studies have shown that one out of every three young adults with the disorder lack a job.

This month, Around and About Chattanooga is airing a four-part series on autism.  In this segment, which is part two of our series, we talk to Jenni Davis Hampton, co-founder of Autism and Behavior Services in Chattanooga.  We also talk to Dr. Ken Pittman, a local psychiatrist who treats children with autism.

Proposed changes to the definition of autism in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders may impact services to some people who have autism.