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Early Intervention Reimbursement Bill Passes NY Assembly and State

Early Intervention Reimbursement Bill Passes NY Assembly and State

New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin's legislation to increase insurance payments to counties for early intervention services has passed both houses and awaits the governor's signature.

New Website Offers Parents and Teens Insight on Experiential Learning Opportunities

New Website Offers Parents and Teens Insight on Experiential Learning Opportunities

A new, award-winning website for teenagers and their parents offers a comprehensive guide to college and other learning opportunities.

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers

AllergyEats.com is a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the country.

Bank of America Announces $1 Million Multi-Year Donation to Support Special Olympics

Bank of America Announces $1 Million Multi-Year Donation to Support Special Olympics

Bank of America, proud sponsor of Special Olympics for more than three decades, today announced a three-year $1 million contribution to support Special Olympics, a global organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities and special needs.

Open Auditions for Broadway's New 'Annie' Musical in NYC

Open Auditions for Broadway's New 'Annie' Musical in NYC

On Sunday, June 12, the new Broadway production of "Annie" will hold an open call for girls ages 6-12 to audition for the roles of Annie and the orphans.

Danny's Wish Distributes 30 iPads to Autistic Children

Danny's Wish Distributes 30 iPads to Autistic Children

The iPad for Austism campaign is an ongoing fundraiser created by Danny's Wish as a way to provide iPads to needy kids who may otherwise be unable to afford one. Recently, Danny's Wish, a Long Island-based special needs organization, distributed 30 iPads to autistic children in 19 different states.

Kids Bowl Free this Summer

Kids Bowl Free this Summer

Through the nationwide program Kids Bowl Free, bowling alleys across the country are giving kids two free games each day throughout the summer.

New Report Finds Twice as Many Teens Die on Roads in Summer Months

New Report Finds Twice as Many Teens Die on Roads in Summer Months

Recent data reveals that the deadliest days of the year for teens aged 15-19 are in May, June, July, and August. Read on for the full report.

Lunchables Lunch Combinations Introduces New Line With a Full Serving of Fruit in Each Pack

Lunchables Lunch Combinations Introduces New Line With a Full Serving of Fruit in Each Pack

Classic kids lunch brand Lunchables introduces new fruit packs with a full serving of fruit in each pack.

Four NYC Area School Teams Honored in 2011 National Science and Technology Awards Program

Four NYC Area School Teams Honored in 2011 National Science and Technology Awards Program

The 19th Annual Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program, the world's largest student science and technology competition, announced eight winning teams, including four from the New York City area.

The 2010 Nation's Report Card Shows Gains and Losses in Students' Civics Knowledge

The 2010 Nation's Report Card Shows Gains and Losses in Students' Civics Knowledge

The Civics 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as "The Nation's Report Card," shows that civic knowledge (including knowledge of the American government and political system) has increased in fourth graders but decreased in twelfth graders, while Hispanic students improved across all grades.

Kate Middleton Bridal Doll Now Available

Kate Middleton Bridal Doll Now Available

The Kate Middleton Bridal Doll, designed by Franklin Mint, is an authentic miniature replica of the new princess that includes the Queen's famous Scroll Tiara.

Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game

Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game

Attention all football and video game fanatics, the voting has ended. Electronic Arts Inc. announced April 26 that Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns, was selected by millions of fans across the country to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 12 football video game. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated former Madden NFL 04 cover athlete and No. 3 seed Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) in the finals of an unprecedented campaign with ESPN.com and SportsNation that allowed fans to determine, by an online vote that was open to the public, the football player to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 12 when the game launches on August 30.

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities

May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely.

Casting Call: Oprah Winfrey Network and Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment Looking for Dancers

Casting Call: Oprah Winfrey Network and Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment Looking for Dancers

The Oprah Winfrey Network and Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment are looking for men, women, and couples who want to dance.

FreshDirect Extends FreshArt Contest Deadline to June 15

FreshDirect Extends FreshArt Contest Deadline to June 15

To celebrate the launch of FreshDirect's KidPower™, a new line of freshly prepared kids meals, the company has teamed up with the Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) to present the FreshArt initiative, which invites students in grades three through six to create works of art that show what it means to share a meal with family.

Televised Series Exploring Critical Issues Presents 'Autism and Asperger's Syndrome' This May

Televised Series Exploring Critical Issues Presents 'Autism and Asperger's Syndrome' This May

"Exploring Critical Issues," the award-winning broadcast series conceived and hosted by Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott, examines the research and policies affecting those with autism and Asperger's syndrome in a one-hour broadcast airing this May in the New York area.

Drive4Rebecca Completes Cross-Country Advocacy Tour

Drive4Rebecca Completes Cross-Country Advocacy Tour

On April 16, Jon Singer and his daughter Rebecca, along with friends and family, set out on a 3,500-mile cross-country trek from New York to California to raise money and awareness for special needs advocacy.

Goya Gives Campaign Asks for Your Help to Fight Hunger

Goya Gives Campaign Asks for Your Help to Fight Hunger

Through May 29, Goya is committed to donating one million pounds of healthy Goya products to food pantries in 11 communities. They are also asking for help from you.

New Special Needs Website Helps Parents Understand Their Child's Legal Rights

New Special Needs Website Helps Parents Understand Their Child's Legal Rights

A new website launched by Littman Krooks, a law firm that specializes in special needs planning and special education advocacy, helps parents understand their child's legal rights.

New Study Pinpoints What Happens Right Before Teens Crash

New Study Pinpoints What Happens Right Before Teens Crash

Scientists stress hazard-detection training is needed to keep teen drivers safe.

Third Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Third Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Six students in grades 3-5 were chosen as winners of the American Pet Products Association's Third Annual National Children's Pet Poetry Contest.

Talk About Stress—Yours, and Your Kids'

Talk About Stress—Yours, and Your Kids'

ABC National News is interviewing moms about how a life-changing event may have had a stressful effect on their child or infant. Help them out, and read up on how to prevent transferring stress to your child.

YMCA Branches Citywide to Host Healthy Kids Day, April 16th

YMCA Branches Citywide to Host Healthy Kids Day, April 16th

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, the YMCA of Greater New York invites families across the five boroughs and the tri-state region to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day. It’s all part of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day™, the nation’s largest health day for families.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Test Method for Detection of Lead in Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Approves New Test Method for Detection of Lead in Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved a new test method to measure lead in paint and other surface coatings of children’s products and household furniture. This development significantly expands the government approved options for lead testing and provides a powerful new analysis solution to industry for the measurement of lead in paint in children’s products to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).




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