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

Cleaning Your Kid’s Ears: Are Q-Tips Safe?

Cleaning Your Kid’s Ears: Are Q-Tips Safe?

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A friend once told me with great disdain, while watching me wiggle a cotton swab deep in my ear canal with great satisfaction, “I never use Q-tips to clean out my ears.” Apparently a doctor once told him never to put anything smaller than his elbow into his ear, and he took these words as gospel. Do you ever have the feeling when someone tells you some great truth, a law of the universe that you’ve... 

Innovations

Senseez Pillows: Vibrational Therapy to Soothe Anxious Kids

Senseez Pillows: Vibrational Therapy to Soothe Anxious Kids

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My name is Stephanie Mitelman. I am a Mom and I created the Senseez Pillows. The name Senseez means to ease the senses… Let me tell you the story of how Senseez was born… When my son was 2, he was diagnosed with a special need. One of his difficulties was sitting in one place long enough to eat his meal, read a story, or sit for circle time. I spoke to an occupational therapist who recommended... 

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...