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  • Tue 11 Dec 2018
  • Tue, December 11, 2018

Going out to eat with special needs

Going out to eat can be a very difficult experience for families with special needs.  The letter below by Tony Posnanski, a father and restaurant manager, is proof that there are plenty of kind people in the world.   Has someone gone above and beyond for you at a restaurant?  Do you have any tips or tricks for navigating this sometimes tricky situation or do you avoid going out all together?   I hope you enjoy this story of compassion and understanding….

Meet Your New Photographer

Difficulties getting your family pictures?  Things just got a lot easier… Meet Jacquelyn Cavitt. She is the owner of Unique Vision Photography, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jacquelyn is a mom with an impressive portfolio whose photographs were recently featured on the Today Show.   In addition to being extremely talented and professional, Jacquelyn is also patient, kind and compassionate. Jacquelyn would love to work with you and your loved ones and help you capture those precious moments with your family in ways…

Military Base in Afghanistan Hosts Fundraiser for Autism

 Autism Speaks reports: Military Base in Afghanistan Hosts Biking Fundraiser for Autism March 27, 2015   Facebook page Hank Rocks recently posted about an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) camp in Afghanistan that has a 100-mile spin class fundraiser with proceeds going to Autism Speaks. The Facebook post below features a photo of the participants who completed the challenge of biking for 100 miles.  Autism Speaks thanks the brave men and women who took part in the rigorous fundraiser.  Original Source: Autism…

New Member Tips Part I – Caregiver Edition

Thank you so much for visiting our website!  As we are in the early stages of this project, there will be several changes, edits and updates as we move along. It may not look like much now, but with your submissions it can grow fast and we need your input!   On this journey you have undoubtedly already learned so much.  Whether you are still somewhat new to it or have been at this for a few years now, it is…

Police Officer Donates iPads to Kids with Autism

Law Enforcement, Education and Autism coming together for a terrific and worthy cause…   Lisa Thomas-Laury of WPVI in Philadelphia reports: By Lisa Thomas-Laury Thursday, February 19, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A Philadelphia police officer went above and beyond the call of duty by raising nearly $8,000 to purchase specially-equipped iPads for dozens of children with autism. Officer Sammy Sanchez got emotional as he watched the children play at his brother’s martial arts studio on Oxford Avenue. “Just seeing the…