Awareness

You Can See Rock Dog Sensory Friendly Tomorrow at AMC

You Can See Rock Dog Sensory Friendly Tomorrow at AMC

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AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other special needs “Sensory Friendly Films” every month – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fun new films in a safe and accepting environment. The movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their... 

Community

Is Your Child a Bullying Victim? Read this Mother’s Story

Is Your Child a Bullying Victim? Read this Mother’s Story

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When Maria’s daughter moved to secondary school (*middle school), she was bullied by a group of girls who had been her best friends at primary school (*elementary school). Halfway through the school year, Maria** became aware that her daughter Sam** wasn’t being invited to her friends’ houses anymore. “She doesn’t always tell me what’s going on at school, but I... 

Innovations

The WarmMe: The Safe Car Seat Winter Coat Alternative

The WarmMe: The Safe Car Seat Winter Coat Alternative

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Just over four and a half years ago (Winter 2012), I found myself as a first time mom of a beautiful 6 month old baby girl and I had a problem. We had moved my daughter out of her infant car seat and into a convertible car seat, she was just too heavy to carry around in the infant seat. The problem was it was winter and I didn’t know how to keep her warm while also keeping her safe in her new seat.... 

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...