Susan Gray School student and parent recognized for work on behalf of children with disabilities

Susan Gray School for Children student Claire Puryear and her mother Michelle Puryear have been selected by the Nashville Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities Mac West Children’s Award.

The award will be presented Oct. 23 during a reception from 5-7 p.m. at the Metro Southeast facility, located at 1417 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville.

The Puryears won the award in recognition of their efforts in passing Claire’s Law, which ensures all children born in Tennessee receive a newborn hearing screening.

For nearly four decades, the Susan Gray School has served young children with developmental disabilities and young children who are at risk for developmental delay. The school has the distinction of being the first nationally recognized early intervention program to include typically developing children in educational settings with children with disabilities.

More information about the Susan Gray School is available at

Media Contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS

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