Awareness

Sensory Friendly Screening of Wonder, Tomorrow Night at AMC

Sensory Friendly Screening of Wonder, Tomorrow Night 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 Wonder, a film that may appeal to older audiences on the autism spectrum. As always, the movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and... 

Community

Help with Holiday Hurdles for Special Needs Kids

Help with Holiday Hurdles for Special Needs Kids

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Holiday Traditions Special needs parents and caregivers come up against the spectre of expectations on a daily basis, but the holidays can bring up even more challenges. You may have your ideal holiday all planned out in your mind, or be burdened with visions of holidays past, but your child with special needs may be unable or unwilling to go along with the images in your head. This is certainly true... 

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...