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City Of Nashville Hears Update On Angels For Autism Efforts

By Alex Haglund

Three new ordinances were approved by the Nashville City Council at their first September meeting, held on the evening of Thursday, September 3 at Nashville City Hall.

The ordinances approved the changes which amended the municipal code book, approved the increases in the water rates, and approved the same rate increases for the sewers. All three items were previously voted on at the last meeting, these are just the ordinances spelling out the changes that the council already approved.

Angels For Autism

Heather Maschhoff, representing Angels For Autism, spoke with the council. She asked for the city’s approval for this year’s event, which was given.

The Angels for Autism run will take place on Saturday, September 25, and will start from the Community Center. The run itself begins at 8 a.m.

Proceeds from Angels For Autism go to help children with autism and other sensory disorders. One of the main ways Angels for Autism supports these children is by setting up sensory rooms at schools, which can be used by any child with autism, other sensory disorders or who just need a place where they can work on sensory issues.

The latest of these sensory rooms will be in Fenton, said Maschhoff (the first, “Storeyland” is at Nashville Primary School). Two rooms to be set up in Mt. Vernon are also in the works.

“We are also going to make a donation for the playground that they are building in memory of Sierra Wilder,” said Maschhoff, who stated that they were building a swing as part of that playground that could be used by children with autism or other sensory issues.

For More, Please Read The September 9, 2015 Edition Of The Nashville News.