Make Buckling Up a Snap for Every Ride

Just say no to floppy, hard-to-buckle seat belts. Mom-invented MyBuckleMate makes it easy for anyone to buckle up in the backseat with one hand (just like you do in the driver’s seat). MyBuckleMate was designed for kids in booster seats and perfect for little hands. It fits in tight spaces and between booster seats and also fits securely so seats can be folded down without removing it and does not alter the buckle in any […]


Mobility Ventures has announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the mass transit provider serving the New York City metro area and the largest in the nation, has expanded its fleet of MV-1 wheelchair accessible vehicles with an additional order of 147 MV-1s. As the only American-made, purpose-built accessible vehicle, the MV-1 has the proven flexibility, safety and fuel economy to make it a perfect fit for the New York City Transportation Authority and other […]

Seven Tips To Help Parents This Autism Awareness Month

By Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC ( and author of The Autism Parents’ Guide to Reclaiming Your Life has declared Saturday, April 11 as a day for family members and friends to support the parents of children with autism. Apply these simple tips to make a difference in the lives of special needs parents: • Give a well-deserved break.Managing all aspects of a child’s daily living, including personal needs, school activities, therapy […]

Maddie Turns A Special Day To A Perfect Day

When Joe and Donna Duffey’s daughter, Laura, became engaged to be married recently, she had not given much thought as to the type of wedding she wanted. There was only one thing she was sure of: she wanted her youngster sister Maddie, who is diagnosed with autism and attends classes at Melmark, to be part of her special day. “We knew from the start that Maddie’s presence at the wedding was going to be contingent […]

New Books On Autism

Title: Autistic Logistics: A Parent’s Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges Author: Kate C. Wilde Paperback & E-book Have you ever wished that your child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) came with a manual? This book provides just that, offering clear, precise, step-by-step advice on everything you want to know, including: How to toilet train your child without pushing or pressuring; How to get your child to sleep in […]

Finding Their Voices

Camp Program Helps Kids Who Use Computers To Communicate  Every August, a caravan pulls up at Camp Chatterbox in New Jersey and when the car doors open, campers pile out to begin a fun-packed week of activities. Some are Chatterbox veterans, others are tentative newcomers, but all of them are excited to be there for an experience that puts them on a level playing field in more ways than one. The overnight program is sponsored by Children’s […]

Accomodating Two Wheelchair Users At Once

ACCOMMODATING TWO WHEELCHAIR USERS AT ONCE: MOBILITY VENTURES’ MV-1 The Mobility Venture’s MV-1 is in a class of its own as being recognized as the only American made, purpose built accessible vehicle that has the ability to accommodate two wheelchair users and has passed rigorous highway crash test standards to successfully demonstrate safe occupant protection. “For government fleets, taxicab and limousine operators, or families in general including those with one or multiple wheelchair users, this vehicle is all […]

The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation

Comprised of volunteers whose lives have been touched by newborn screening (NBS), Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is the only advocacy organization in the country dedicated to Newborn Screening. SBTS aims to educate parents, pediatric healthcare providers and policy makers about available comprehensive Newborn Screening, the importance of obtaining positive or other test results requiring follow-up actions within five days of birth and the importance of prompt confirmatory testing and treatment/management when required. The Foundation’s […]

Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., PH.D Receives Award For Excellence In Newborn Health

Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, medical advisor for the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, was recently awarded the prestigious R. Rodney Howell Award, for Excellence in Newborn Health. The Newborn Foundation honors leaders in newborn health, technology, policy and advocacy at their yearly awards gala, held this year in Minneapolis. Dr. Lloyd-Puryear is an accomplished professional with decades of experience focused on critical issues involving genetics and rare diseases. Over the course of her distinguished […]