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2018 First Quarter Update

With the close of this year’s first quarter, we’re excited to share an update for January, February, and March. We started the year with a visit to Westport High School in Massachusetts. During her visit, Co-founder Michele Gay shared her story and introduced the Safe...

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Tips To Keep Your Child With Autism Safe

As parents of children with autism, we already know firsthand the many challenges associated with keeping our kids safe, both in and out of school. The nature of our child's disorder often presents a wide range of behaviors that can make their safety our full-time...

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Highlights from the National PTA Legislative Conference

Earlier this week, I had the amazing opportunity to speak at the National PTA Legislative Conference in Arlington, Virginia. I was invited to speak during the opening session with U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. The attendees gathered were state PTA...

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Safe and Sound Youth Council Taking Off!

Working for Safe and Sound Schools means meeting and working with a lot of amazing people, but the young people we get to work with through our Safe and Sound Youth Council may just be the most fun! We love our parents, teachers, mental health, police, fire, and...

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2017 Year End Review

As we look forward to continuing our work and mission in 2018, we’d like to share a look back at our work in the last half of 2017. We kicked off the month of July with Michele delivering a keynote and afternoon workshops in Philadelphia for the Independent School...

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Explaining School Violence to Children

While schools are among the safest places for young people in our society, the recent mass shootings and school shooting in Benton, Kentucky, can increase fears and safety concerns for children and parents. While the odds of a child aged 5 to 18 years being the victim...

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Love Note to Josephine Gay on her 12th Birthday

12.11.17 Joey, Happy 12th birthday, my little love.  I celebrate you today—and every day–here on Earth, knowing that you are alive in heaven. I imagine you playing with so many of your friends and favorite teachers, eating cupcakes and pizza, and living a life more...

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Why We Send Our “Thoughts and Prayers”

As another community reels from tragedy, terror, and grief, many of us are at a loss of our own: What should we say? What do we do? How can we help? We too are in shock. We grieve for these families and this community. We want them to know that we care. That what they...

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