With 2015 behind us, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect and feel grateful for those moments that make it all worthwhile. AngelSense had an incredible year filled with many priceless moments. We remain committed to making the world a safer place for kids with special needs, and look forward to an even better 2016.
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Best Mom-Approved Autism Kids Toys for Autistic Children
Finding toys to engage a child with autism can be challenging, but with a little patience and understanding you’ll soon see how rewarding this can be. The key is to be sensitive to your child’s unique sensory needs, and to choose toys accordingly.
Films that will Help You See the World Through the Eyes of an Autistic Child
The AngelSense community has put together 5 films to inspire, inform and remind you that though times may be tough, you’re not alone. Our hope is that these films will give you more insight into autism and what it means for your child. With enough empathy and understanding, one can only hope that more kids with autism will find their place in society.
A Christmas Miracle: GPS Saves the Life of Teenager with Autism
At 3 a.m. EST on December 11th, just when it seemed all hope was lost, an NYPD detective directed by the AngelSense team, was able to track and find a wandering 17-year-old old with autism and bring him home safely after a 7 hour non-stop night ride in the New York City subway system.
Avonte’s Law Could Save Thousands of Kids’ Lives
Earlier this month marked the second anniversary of the tragic disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, a young autistic teenager, from his school in Queens. After an extensive three month search, his body was found in New York City’s East River. But his story doesn’t end here. Avonte’s face has became a symbol in the autism community.
7 Innovative Funding Sources for Families of Children With Special Needs
If the cost to raise a child in the U.S, from birth to age 18 is approximately $245,340 (or $304,480, adjusted for projected inflation), I shudder to think of the costs involved in raising my seven year old son with autism.
These 5 Facts Will Change the Way You Think About Special Needs Kids
Many special needs kids are very talented, and have a lot to contribute to society. The sad reality, however, is that most people don’t know enough about these kids so they fail to see how unique they are. Instead of focusing on how special needs kids are different, it’s time to highlight their gifts and strengths.
Parents to Autistic Kids Succeed in Having the AngelSense GPS Allowed at School
Dayann and Brian McDonough, parents of two kids with autism, recently won the fight over their children’s right to wear the AngelSense GPS tracking device at school. We applaud them for this great achievement.
Here’s What Sesame Street’s Julia Will Teach Your Kids
Have your kids met Julia yet? They’re going to love her because she’s truly remarkable! She’s an endearing yellow muppet, and the latest addition to the Sesame Street family. A refreshing and long-overdue addition, Julia is the first muppet with autism and she serves as an important lesson to all kids regardless of whether or not they have special needs.
ADHD Awareness Month Is a Reminder That ADHD Is Real
Since this is ADHD Awareness Month, we thought it was time for a fresh perspective on what has become one the most misunderstood and difficult to diagnose disorders. ADHD is more common than you might think and affects children and adults of all ages.