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PTSD Service Dog to Assist Former Police Officer and Army Veteran in Swanton, Vermont

PTSD Service Dog to Assist Former Police Officer and Army Veteran in Swanton, Vermont

Jason, a former police officer and veteran of the United States Army from Swanton, Vermont, received a very special delivery of a custom trained PTSD Service Dog. Jason’s service dog, Lucas, was delivered to him from Service Dogs by Warren…

Vice President, Health and Quality Services Appointed to New York City Nonprofit

Vice President, Health and Quality Services Appointed to New York City Nonprofit

Special Citizens, a New York City-based autism advocacy nonprofit, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alex DiMaio to Vice President, Health and Quality Services. In this new and exciting role, Alex will be overseeing all clinical and quality assurance services and…

New York Autism Organization Hosted Autism Acceptance Fundraiser on Nov. 3, 2017 Honoring Lisa Pesante and Perry Cyprus

Special Citizens, a New York nonprofit organization that has supported adults and children with autism for over 40 years, hosted its annual Autism Acceptance Fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s University at 51 Astor…

Trained Autism Service Dog to Assist Six-Year-Old Child in Narberth, Pennsylvania

Trained Autism Service Dog to Assist Six-Year-Old Child in Narberth, Pennsylvania

​Oliver, a six-year-old boy in Narberth, PA, received a very special Autism Service Dog delivery today from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to provide specially-bred and…

Autism Service Dog Delivered to Assist 4-Year-Old Boy in Hamburg, New York

Autism Service Dog Delivered to Assist 4-Year-Old Boy in Hamburg, New York

​Eli, a four-year-old boy from Hamburg, New York, received a very special delivery today! A highly trained Autism Service Dog was delivered to Eli from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers to help him better communicate and respond to his needs…

Diabetic Alert Dog Delivered to 11-Year-Old Girl in Groton, Connecticut

Diabetic Alert Dog Delivered to 11-Year-Old Girl in Groton, Connecticut

​​Amanda, a Type 1 Diabetic since the age of four, received a very special placement of her own Diabetic Alert Dog from Service Dogs By Warren Retrievers! Based out of Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs By Warren Retrievers, or more commonly…

Autism Organization to Hold Autism Acceptance Fundraiser on November 3, 2017 With Comedy Performance by Kirk Smith, Mike Gaffney, and Joe Fernandes

Autism Organization to Hold Autism Acceptance Fundraiser on November 3, 2017 With Comedy Performance by Kirk Smith, Mike Gaffney, and Joe Fernandes

Autism Organization to Hold Autism Acceptance Fundraiser on November 3, 2017 with Comedy Performance by Kirk Smith, Mike Gaffney, and Joe Fernandes Special Citizens, a New York nonprofit organization that has supported adults and children with autism for over forty…

Long Island Group Focuses on Bias in Healthcare to Improve Patient Outcomes

Long Island Group Focuses on Bias in Healthcare to Improve Patient Outcomes

Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (formerly PULSE of NY), a community-based grassroots patient safety organization, has been addressing racial disparities in healthcare across Long Island and New York. And they do exist: according to healthcare accrediting organization…

Custom Trained Autism Service Dog to Help 16-Year-Old in Pittsford, New York

Custom Trained Autism Service Dog to Help 16-Year-Old in Pittsford, New York

A sixteen-year-old boy named Joshua in Pittsford, New York, received an exciting delivery today from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. A highly trained Autism Service Dog named Audra was delivered to the teenage boy. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs…

Highly Trained Autism Service Dog to Help Twin Daughters Age Six in Chester, Maryland

Highly Trained Autism Service Dog to Help Twin Daughters Age Six in Chester, Maryland

Caitlyn and Riley, six-year-old twin girls living in Chester, Maryland, received a very special Autism Service Dog delivery today from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to…

4-Year-Old Boy Receives Diabetic Alert Service Dog in Brentwood, Maryland

4-Year-Old Boy Receives Diabetic Alert Service Dog in Brentwood, Maryland

Mylon, a 4-year-old boy in Brentwood, Maryland, received a very special delivery today! A Diabetic Alert Service Dog named Slash was delivered to his family today from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren…

Florida Sheriff's Office to Undergo Autism Training & Certification

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) will be conducting autism training for deputy sheriffs and first responders for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office in St. Augustine, FL beginning January 2018. Over 400 St. Johns County…

CAMLock-2 Original Equipment Seat Remount, Patent Pending

CAMLock-2 Original Equipment Seat Remount, Patent Pending

Fenton Mobility Products, patent holder, inventor, and manufacturer of the AbiliTrax flooring system, Step-N-Lock seat base, and the Shift-N-Step dual access system has recently filed for patent protection on a seat leg design that dramatically reduces the cost for up-fitting…

LearningRx Launches 100K Giveaway and Celebration During Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

LearningRx Launches 100K Giveaway and Celebration During Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month and personal brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) is shining the spotlight on learning struggles with free brain assessments across the country. To thank the communities that have supported its 80-plus centers across the U.S., LearningRx…

Beyond the Autism-Friendly Frontier: A New Multi-Sensory Production Welcomes "All Aboard!"

Beyond the Autism-Friendly Frontier: A New Multi-Sensory Production Welcomes "All Aboard!"

Bluelaces Theater Company is accepting ticket reservations for its second production, “All Aboard!” The show welcomes audiences ages 5-14 with autism and other developmental differences into an accessible and welcoming environment. Presented by TLAB Shares, it runs Oct 14—22 at…

AbiliTrek Launches New Service for Travelers With Disabilities

AbiliTrek Launches New Service for Travelers With Disabilities

AbiliTrek launched AbiliCheck, its newest service which verifies that a hotel room booked on the website meets an individual’s specific accessibility needs. When an AbiliTrek user books a hotel room, a member of the AbiliTrek team will contact the hotel…

Trained Seizure Response Service Dog to Help Five-Year-Old Child in Springfield, Oregon

Trained Seizure Response Service Dog to Help Five-Year-Old Child in Springfield, Oregon

James, a five-year-old in Springfield, Oregon, received a very special delivery today! A Seizure Response Service Dog was delivered to James from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers to help him better communicate his needs and respond to oncoming seizures. Based…

Mental Health News Radio Network Announce Strategic Sponsorship by SDWR to Promote Public Knowledge About Service Dogs

Mental Health News Radio Network Announce Strategic Sponsorship by SDWR to Promote Public Knowledge About Service Dogs

​​Mental Health News Radio Network and Service Dogs By Warren Retrievers announce their strategic partnership as both sponsors and radio co-hosts to discuss the ties between mental health treatment and service dogs. Based out of Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs By…

AutismTravel.com to Provide Families With Certified Autism Travel Options

AutismTravel.com to Provide Families With Certified Autism Travel Options

Families with special needs now have customized vacation and travel options at their fingertips through AutismTravel.com. Created through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), AutismTravel.com is the first comprehensive online resource to help parents understand their…

Partnering Technologies Lighten the Load for Autism Service Providers

Partnering Technologies Lighten the Load for Autism Service Providers

​​This week software providers SKILLS Global, LLC and CodeMetro, Inc. announced a new alliance which is a dream come true for clinicians working with children on the autism spectrum: software tools to manage the day-to-day business of their practice, directly…

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