Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dream Comes True for Girl with Autism

I wanted to share a “feel good” story about an 8 year-old young lady with autism whose dream came true this summer.  Jadyn Waiser became the first special needs member of the New York Jets Junior Flight Crew Cheerleader Squad.  … Continue reading

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First Day of School at the Elizabeth Lee Black School

Yesterday was the start of the 2012-2013 school year!  I’m not sure who was more excited – the faculty, the children, or me.  So, I thought that today I would provide you with an update on the Elizabeth Lee Black … Continue reading

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Keep an Open Line of Communication with your Child

There is an excellent editorial today in the Erie Times, “Teach Kids to Report Wrongdoing.” Data shows that 25% of all teens are bullied, and too often it goes unreported. This is a special challenge when you consider the number … Continue reading

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Steps to make Back-to-School Stress Free

As school starts for children in our area next week, I wanted to share with you what I have learned over the past 12 years of “first days of school.” Plan Ahead If your child is entering a new school, … Continue reading

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Co-Pay Coming for Pennsylvania Families

Families already struggling to meet the daily challenges of autism will soon face another hurdle as the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has announced plans to institute a co-pay for many services. Five services, including prescription drugs, will have a … Continue reading

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Tips for Back-to-School

Ann Ellison, MA, BCBA, has been serving children with disabilities and their families for more than 25 years as a counselor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.   She currently serves as the Behavior Services Coordinator at the Elizabeth Lee Black School, … Continue reading

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Set the Bar High for all Children

I had the privilege of attending PNC Day at Chautauqua this week.  Our two speakers were Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, and Mike Slive, commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, with Luke Russert, NBC News correspondent as moderator.  … Continue reading

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