Awareness

Transformers: The Last Knight is Sensory Friendly Tuesday at AMC

Transformers: The Last Knight is Sensory Friendly Tuesday at AMC

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AMC Entertainment (AMC) has expanded their Sensory Friendly Films program in partnership with the Autism Society. This Tuesday evening, families affected by autism or other special needs have the opportunity to view a sensory friendly screening of Transformers: The Last Knight, a film that may appeal to older audiences on the autism spectrum. As always, the movie auditoriums will have their... 

Community

Boredom vs. Structure: Is One “Better” for a Special Needs Child?

Boredom vs. Structure: Is One “Better” for a Special Needs Child?

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There is a lot of parenting buzz about letting your kids be bored because only then will they tap into their imaginations and learn to be self-reliant. Childhood boredom can lead to many wonderful things like invented games, improvised plays and backyard expeditions. Then again, many children with special needs need structure. Some get very anxious when they are unsure where to go and what to do. Others... 

Innovations

Kids Can Fidget in a Vidget: Seats that Inspire Natural Movement

Kids Can Fidget in a Vidget: Seats that Inspire Natural Movement

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Healthy movement. Healthy learning. Healthy minds. Healthy spaces. As I explored many different topics for my MFA Thesis in Industrial Design at RIT back in 2009, my mind and soul kept taking me back to my childhood experiences and how connected I was to the mystery of nature. Living in a rental property in an urban area, I didn’t grow up around fields of green grass but what I did have, I treasured.... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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In 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally a long-standing problem was being recognized...