Entries by SSchools

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 and Sound Youth Council to students and staff. Later in […]

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 job. Wandering/elopement, PICA, choking, water fixations, inability to communicate in an emergency, and general […]

Surviving Sexual Assault: A Student’s Story of Hope and Perseverance

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the many survivors, and friends and families affected by sexual assault, we share Katie’s story of hope and perseverance. Katie’s Story As an incoming college freshman, I was so excited to start college and live independently for the first time. I was encouraged to be outgoing and social […]

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 representatives from every state in the country. The theme of this year’s conference was to […]

Parents, Educators, Emergency Preparedness Groups Release Statement on House Passage of “STOP School Violence Act of 2018”

WILMINGTON, DE (Mar. 15, 2018) – A diverse group of parents, educators, emergency preparedness and industry groups released the following statement on today’s passage of H.R. 4909, the “STOP School Violence Act of 2018,” by the U.S. House of Representatives: “We applaud Congress’ efforts to address the important issue of school and student safety. The […]