Mom in tears after police handcuff son, 9, at Ottawa school | CTV News. A 9 year old boy handcuffed at school brings an immediate response of shock and horror to most people. The idea of a child with autism being handcuffed isn’t something autism parents want to think about. When we hear about . . . → Read More: Mom in tears after police handcuff son, 9, at Ottawa school | CTV News
Autism and Water Connection
Is there a connection between autism and water? By now, I am sure you are familiar with the story of the autistic man that was found after three weeks in the desert. I was reading an article on the Telegraph about the rescue of 28 year old William . . . → Read More: Connection Between Autism and Water
Swimming and autism are a complicated pairing. My son started his swimming lessons last year. It’s been a couple of years since the last time he had lessons. Swimming and autism are a complicated combination. For my son, learning how to swim has been difficult. It takes an understanding of the gross motor . . . → Read More: Swimming and Autism – Learning How To Swim
The weather has warmed and the summer vacationing season is finally here. As suitcases across the country are being packed with traditional summertime necessities like sunscreen, goggles and favorite books for easy reading, one of the most important things for travelers who have extensive outdoor plans to keep in mind is something they usually . . . → Read More: Tick Prevention Tips While Traveling this Summer
Online Organizations Thwart Efforts to End Child-Sex Trafficking
Activist Offers 4 Ways People Can Aid in the Fight
Child trafficking, particularly for sexual exploitation, has increased dramatically in the United States over the past 15 years, and the numbers of victims continue to rise each year.
“The average age keeps getting younger and younger . . . → Read More: STOP Child Trafficking
School is out and summer is finally here, which means more time outdoors with the family! Although popular outdoor summertime activities are wonderful family-bonding experiences, they also come with risks we need to be aware of. On behalf of the National Weather Service (NWS) and their lightning expert, John Jensenius, here are some invaluable . . . → Read More: Keep Your Family Safe This Summer
North Shore families, and those from across the country, overwhelmed by caring for a special needs child will get professional guidance this weekend. Protected Tomorrows, a Lincolnshire advocacy firm for the special needs community, will hold a workshop, “Bringing You Protected Tomorrows: Your Journey through an Eight-Step Special Needs Planning Program,” Saturday, June 23, . . . → Read More: Special Needs Child and Planning a Safe Future
KIWI COLLEGE’S FREE WEBINAR
Keep Your Family Safe from Toxins With Philip Landrigan, M.D., director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai.
The incidence of childhood diseases—such as autism, allergies, asthma, ADHD, learning disabilities, childhood cancer, diabetes, and obesity—is increasing, and research suggests that toxic chemicals found in our homes, . . . → Read More: KIWI College: Keep Your Family Safe from Toxins