Pets with Disabilities Rise Above Their Limitations
Posted on : 04-23-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
In the new book Perfect Imperfection, a pet photographer hones in on what makes some pets super special—in more ways than one. With a special talent for sussing out what makes these animals unique, Alex Cearns takes pet portraits that highlight the amazing personalities of these incredible pets. The best part of the whole project is that proceeds of the book's sales will be sent to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation, making this a truly philanthropic artistic endeavor. One of the dogs featured, Bali, is a street dog who struggled…
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Homeless Hero’s Compassion Rescues Puppy and Inspires Generosity
Posted on : 04-22-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
A Salt Lake City indigent rescued a deserted puppy and has inspired his community to come to his aid. Although Ron Howell is homeless, he could not bear the thought of the dog being abandoned or destroyed. Howell’s act of mercy has returned to him manifold. Every day, Howell spends his time picking up garbage and seeking money or work offers on Highway 700 East close to the I-80 West offramp. He often sleeps near or under the overpass. Recently, a woman drove up to Howell with a chihuahua. She…
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Sunny Days for Autistic Children: Sesame Place Designated World’s First Certified Autism Center
Posted on : 04-21-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Sesame Place is now officially a place where children with autism can “come and play”. In commemoration of the US National Autism Awareness Month, the Philadelphia theme park has recently been designated as a Certified Autism Center. Sesame Place is based on the legendary children’s television show Sesame Street which introduced its first autistic character last year. It is the first park in the world to attain this accreditation. Sesame Place collaborated with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to obtain the certification after its staff…
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A Cat Brings Help to a Boy Facing Bullying
Posted on : 04-20-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Madden Humphreys is a seven-year old boy that was born with a cleft lip and palate. He was also born with eyes that function properly, but one eye is a different color from the other one. Madden's cleft lip and palate were surgically corrected, and he has a small scar from that procedure. The young man never let anything get him down. When Madden started into school, that is when the bullying began. Some of the other children in his school started to make unkind references to the fact that…
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Sesame Place Becomes First Theme Park To Earn Autism Accreditation
Posted on : 04-19-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Sesame Place in Philadelphia has become the first theme park in the world to receive an autism accreditation. It earned that accreditation by having its staff trained in sensitivity towards visitors with autism. The park has also added quiet rooms for children and a sensory guide for parents. The guide includes information about how the park’s rides and attractions might affect or overwhelm a child’s senses. Parents can use the guide to decide which attractions to visit and which ones to avoid. Autism is more formally known as autism spectrum…
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