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: https://pediatricsafety.net

Articles by Audra

Teen Suicide: How to Explain Your Grief to Your Child

Teen Suicide: How to Explain Your Grief to Your Child

Last updated on January 27th, 2017 at 03:25 pmMy 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... 

See Hidden Figures Sensory Friendly Tomorrow Evening at AMC

See Hidden Figures Sensory Friendly Tomorrow Evening at AMC

Last updated on January 13th, 2017 at 12:53 am 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 Hidden Figures, a film that may appeal to older audiences on the autism spectrum. As always,... 

Babies Should Get Peanuts Early to Cut Allergy Risk

Babies Should Get Peanuts Early to Cut Allergy Risk

Last updated on July 20th, 2017 at 03:37 amNew guidelines issued yesterday by experts from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend introducing peanut-containing foods to babies as early as possible as a way to lower their risk of developing a peanut allergy. The recommendations reverse previous advice to add peanuts later, but are driven by new scientific research that showed early introduction... 

See Rogue One Sensory Friendly Tomorrow at AMC

See Rogue One Sensory Friendly Tomorrow at AMC

Last updated on January 2nd, 2017 at 10:35 amAMC 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... 

Special Sensory Friendly Screening of The Nutcracker TOMORROW

Special Sensory Friendly Screening of The Nutcracker TOMORROW

Last updated on December 21st, 2016 at 02:54 pm Fathom Events and the Autism Society of America are delighted to bring a first-of-its-kind sensory friendly cinema event featuring the Bolshoi Ballet’s timeless holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to select cinemas on Monday. December 19.  In this special cinema presentation theatergoers are encouraged to be themselves. The lights will be turned... 

Flu Shot Facts You Need to Know to Protect Your Family

Flu Shot Facts You Need to Know to Protect Your Family

Last updated on November 30th, 2016 at 09:26 pmSome surprising flu shot facts to spur you to protect yourself and your family this winter. Our house recently got hit by a VERY nasty virus. We had someone sick at home for over a month – and each of us missed about a week of work or school, with lingering after effects. It’s been a tough road! I was the last to get the bug and the timing couldn’t...