Awareness

AMC Has Beauty and the Beast Sensory Friendly Tomorrow

AMC Has Beauty and the Beast Sensory Friendly Tomorrow

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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

How to Avoid Your Child’s Advertising-Fueled Nag Factor

How to Avoid Your Child’s Advertising-Fueled Nag Factor

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I’ll admit it—the first brand name my son recognized was Starbucks. This probably says something about the coffee habits in our family. However, it also says something about the advertising and branded world we live in. At the time of this recognition my son was about 2 or 2.5 years old. It just goes to show how powerful branded messages and advertising are for even the youngest members of our... 

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...