About Audra Baumgartner

Audra is an experienced pharmaceutical marketing professional, aspiring writer, and mother of Elliott, a high-spirited fourteen-year old boy. Frequently tired but never bored, she has a strong interest in public health fostered by numerous years implementing global diabetes education programs as well as by her fourteen-year crazy (wild? amazing?) adventure in parenting. She recently earned a Masters in Public Health to augment her expertise in health policy and health promotion. Audra is a member of the PedSafe Team

Website: http://pediatricsafety.net

Articles by Audra

You Can See Rock Dog Sensory Friendly Tomorrow at AMC

You Can See Rock Dog Sensory Friendly Tomorrow at AMC

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... 

How to Reframe Your Child’s Negative, Anxious Self-Talk

How to Reframe Your Child’s Negative, Anxious Self-Talk

Do you have a child who is often emotional or moody – or prone to anxiety or depression? If so, you might be familiar with the negative self-talk that often contributes to these conditions. And, actually, any child – or adult – is subject to these thoughts on occasion. Negative or anxious self-talk – sometimes also called “automatic negative thoughts” – is unhelpful, often skewed thinking... 

AMC is Screening Rings Sensory Friendly Tomorrow Evening

AMC is Screening Rings Sensory Friendly Tomorrow Evening

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 Rings, a film that may appeal to older audiences on the autism spectrum.  As always, the movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up... 

Tomorrow, AMC is Screening Monster Trucks Sensory Friendly

Tomorrow, AMC is Screening Monster Trucks Sensory Friendly

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... 

The Return of Xander Cage is Sensory Friendly at AMC Tomorrow

The Return of Xander Cage is Sensory Friendly at AMC Tomorrow

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 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, a film that may appeal to older audiences on the autism spectrum.  As always, the movie auditoriums will have... 

Teen Suicide: How to Explain Your Grief to Your Child

Teen Suicide: How to Explain Your Grief to Your Child

My son is now fourteen and a Freshman in High School. Within months of starting the new school year, his high school marching band community suffered tragedy: the suicide of one of its members. And despite the large number of kids in the band – this tragedy was close. The boy who died, Patrick, was the head of my son’s instrument section. I didn’t know Patrick well, but the impact of his death...