Awareness

This Saturday 3/26 at AMC, KING RICHARD is Sensory Friendly

This Saturday 3/26 at AMC, KING RICHARD is Sensory Friendly

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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. Saturday, King Richard is Sensory Friendly at AMC. Enjoy the magic of the movies in an environment that’s a little quieter... 

Community

5 Simple Steps Teach Your Child Friendship Skills for Life

5 Simple Steps Teach Your Child Friendship Skills for Life

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Making and keeping friends is a central part of entering school. Teaching your child pro-social friendship skills is a valuable part of your relationship with your children. Where do you begin? A few great books have been written on friendship skills. Ones from the American Girls library include: Friends: Making them and keeping them; The Feelings Book, and Stand Up For Yourself and Your Friends.... 

Innovations

BUZZY – Because We ALL Need Shots That Don’t Hurt!

BUZZY – Because We ALL Need Shots That Don’t Hurt!

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As a pediatrician, I strongly support vaccination. I never thought shots were a big deal; parents and staff even chuckle sometimes when a kid is freaking out about shots. You know, ‘deal with it’. I have taken care of children who died from vaccine-preventable diseases, and I used to think that any delay in shots endangers all society. Then I had my own kids, and witnessed firsthand that while... 

Involvement

Finally – A Step Towards Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances!

Finally – A Step Towards Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances!

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Last updated on August 8th, 2019 at 07:02 pmIn 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...