At times being a special needs parent can feel overwhelming. It takes heart, guts and tears, and there’s often more hard work than me-time. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate any special needs moms you know. Even the simplest gesture can make a tired mom feel loved and appreciated.
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Kevin and Avonte’s Law Approved by U.S. Senate Committee!
Kevin and Avonte’s Law, which aims to protect children with special needs from the dangers of wandering, could soon be passed as a law. The bill was approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on April 14, and will now be voted on in the full Senate. This marks a significant victory for the autism community, and could go a long way to saving thousands of innocent lives in the U.S.
40 Quotes to Uplift and Inspire You This World Autism Awareness Month
April is World Autism Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to show your support and spread awareness about the condition. Whether your child or someone else you know has autism, there are many ways you can celebrate this special month.
Join Us in Raising Awareness This World Autism Awareness Month
With World Autism Awareness Month being commemorated in April, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what we can do to raise awareness. After all, autism touches all our lives in some way. With some estimates suggesting that as many as 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have some sort of autism spectrum disorder, we can no longer afford to ignore this condition.
Prepare Your Child with Asperger’s for Adulthood with These Career Planning Tips
Helping your child with Asperger’s Syndrome transition into adulthood can be challenging. There is so much to consider as you prepare your teen for independent living. While you can’t prepare for every eventuality, by helping your child career plan from an early age you can ensure your child has the necessary skills to make a valuable contribution to the workforce
Help Your Special Child Get the Most out of Nature-Based Play This Springtime
In the appropriate outdoor environment, your special child will have the opportunity to experience the world in a meaningful way. And what better time to do that than during spring. The important thing is to provide your child with a non-threatening structure to play and learn outdoors at their own pace and comfort level.
Help Your Special Child Cope Better with These Practical Sleep Strategies
Sleep disorders tend to be more common in children with autism. It’s estimated that anywhere between 40% and an 80% of children with special needs have trouble sleeping. Other studies indicate that 83% of children with autism have some sort of sleep problem. Some of the most common sleep problems among these special children include difficulty falling asleep; restlessness and waking up frequently.
Kevin and Avonte’s Law Will Help Safeguard Children with Autism from the Dangers of Wandering
The AngelSense community is proud to support the newly introduced Kevin and Avonte’s Law, also known as S.2614. The bill aims to help families locate loved ones with conditions like autism which cause them to wander, and will help fund GPS tracking devices such as AngelSense. This new legislation builds on the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program, and includes support for people with autism.
Here’s How to Help Your Special Child Grow into an Independent Adult
You probably think about your little one’s future more than you’d like to admit. But like most special needs parents, you don’t have the time to plan or entertain what-ifs and maybes. You’re too busy dealing with to-do lists and the reality of your child’s sensory processing disorder to think about their future. What will become of your little one?
AngelSense vs. Other GPS Trackers For Kids: Here’s What You Need to Know
AngelSense is a comprehensive monitoring platform which also includes a GPS tracking device and a mobile app. The platform was specifically designed to cope with the core limitations of personal GPS tracker devices using advanced patent-pending machine learning algorithms.