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

Warning! Your Kids & Grandkids Think Gummy Meds Are Delicious

Warning! Your Kids & Grandkids Think Gummy Meds Are Delicious

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Mommies and Daddies, Grandmas and Grandpas, listen up.  There are many prescription and non-prescription medications kept around the home that could be a danger for your children/grandchildren should they find these and “taste” them. One of the more common of these “medicines” include the variety of vitamins, minerals and supplements found in homes now.  While most vitamins are “benign”... 

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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As 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 who had been raped by her stepfather since... 

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...