Awareness

Saturday, Spider-Man: Homecoming is Sensory Friendly at AMC

Saturday, Spider-Man: Homecoming is Sensory Friendly at AMC

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Since 2007, 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... 

Community

How To Have a Conversation With Your Teenager

How To Have a Conversation With Your Teenager

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Getting teenagers to talk openly about what’s bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries. 1. Ask, don’t judge Start by assuming they have a good reason for doing what they do. Show them you respect their intelligence and are curious about the choices they’ve made. If you don’t pre-judge their behaviour as “stupid”... 

Innovations

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

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Have you ever received a breathing treatment, either in an ambulance or in the hospital?  It can be uncomfortable and you might be a little hesitant if you haven’t done one before.  Now imagine you’re a child… A lot of children in the pre-hospital setting as well as clinics, offices, homes and urgent care facilities tend to become very anxious and uneasy when you try and place a mask... 

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... 

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