The Mom’s Choice Awards® Declares Autism Parenting Magazine One of the Best
It has just been announced Autism Parenting Magazine has received the respected Gold Award for Online Resources (websites, eMagazines and blogs) in the category of Family/Parenting from the Mom’s Choice Awards®.
Autism Parenting Magazine was established in 2012 by Mark Blakey in an effort to improve the quality of lives of children as well parents on the spectrum. Amy KD Tobik is the Editor-in-Chief.
Since its inception, the monthly publication has aimed to be objective in its approach to autism-related developments, treatments and news stories. Each issue of Autism Parenting Magazine includes a variety of real-life stories to help parents make the most informed decisions while remaining open-minded to therapeutic and treatment options. Autism Parenting Magazine features include articles from medical professionals, coaches, occupational therapists, parents of children on the spectrum and adults on the spectrum.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services. Parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families.
An esteemed panel of judges included education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author, Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.
MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis
free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.
To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five identical samples of a product. Entries are matched to judges in the MCA database. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval.
The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.