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Hartford Mom Creates 'Autism Nanny Program'

Hartford Mom Creates 'Autism Nanny Program'

The upcoming Strut4Autism fashion show, created by Hartford mom, Carmen Veal, is always a glamorous affair.  “We have a great time.  It’s one of my favorite events," she says, noting this year is particularly special, supporting an innovative idea that is soon to become a reality.  “The proceeds will fund the scholarship grant for our new Autism Nanny Boutique.  It’s a nanny agency specific to children with autism.”  She got the idea after a terrifying incident: her daughter, Sania, now 12 and on the autism spectrum, swallowed plastic wrap while in an aid's care.  “I didn’t find out about it until after...