Awareness

This Saturday at AMC, FROZEN II is Sensory Friendly

This Saturday at AMC, FROZEN II 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, Frozen II is Sensory Friendly at AMC. The movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned... 

Community

Building a Child’s Confidence Through Dog Training

Building a Child’s Confidence Through Dog Training

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Many people who know me and are friends with me now, have a very hard time believing that it was not that long ago that I was a nervous, insecure person with horrible self esteem, and no self confidence. And there are two things in my life that I credit for this miraculous turn around. The first was finding the 12-step fellowship program of Narcotics Anonymous, and getting my act together. But even... 

Innovations

“My Body Belongs to Me” Children’s Book: Prevent The Unthinkable

“My Body Belongs to Me” Children’s Book: Prevent The Unthinkable

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Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:49 amAs a former prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City for 22 years, I often encountered children who were sexually abused for lengthy periods of time and suffered in silence. One case in particular had a profound impact on me and compelled me to write a children’s book called My Body Belongs to Me. I prosecuted the case of a 9-year-old girl... 

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...