autism

Sanford Health HealthCare Accessories Hosts Costume Contest for Kids

Parents said this is a great way to celebrate Halloween without facing the usual negative stigmas

FARGO, ND — Several monsters, characters and superheroes competed in a costume contest for physically challenged children. The annual Halloween Costume Party at Sanford Health HealthCare Accessories was attended by hundreds of families. Kids marched in a costume parade, enjoyed snacks and spent time surrounded by people who understand their disability. A mother told us when she takes her son…

Children of Vietnam Vets say Agent Orange Impacts Generations

Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks Lodge in Fargo

FARGO, ND — Tears were shed at a town hall meeting in Fargo about the life changing effects of Agent Orange. Many children of Vietnam veterans spoke about how exposure to the chemical impacts multiple generations. Families of survivors are still looking for answers more than four decades after the Vietnam War. “So it was straight Agent Orange that I…

Thunder Road’s Children’s Charity Day Focuses on Autism

Any tickets purchased today can be used anytime throughout the summer

FARGO, ND — A little bit of rain didn’t stop kids from coming out to Thunder Road for a day filled with fun and to raise money for autism. Children’s Charity Day was held at Thunder Road where you were able to get a summer’s full of tickets all at once. Tickets give you access to mini golf, go carts,…

LIVE: “Sensory Mommies” Make Weighted Blankets For Kids With Special Needs

Custom-Made Blankets Help Kids With Autism And Other Disorders

Tina Dietz with Sensory Mommies joins Adam Ladwig live on the KVRR morning show. The company makes weighted blankets for people with autism and other disorders. Dietz talks about the health benefits weighted blankets have. The weight of the blanket can help calm someone down if they are experience stress or anxiety. Sensory Mommies custom-makes all blankets based on weight…