Monthly Archives: June 2013

Are ALL Children Really Included?

Do you remember being in school when you and your classmates would gather in the gym for the annual class photo?  I remember all of mine (some dreaded, some not) and my son’s. This tradition of capturing the class photo continues … Continue reading

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Kayaking, Swimming and the Behavioral Benefits

It is 80 degrees and sunny in Erie — perfect weather for outdoor sports, games or just about anything that you dreamed of doing in the midst of a snowstorm.  Summer provides a great opportunity for you and your child to … Continue reading

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Arts and Autism Spectrum Disorder

ArtsErie offered “Teaching Arts to Students with ASD” yesterday at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA. The workshop was sponsored by the Very Special Arts (VSA) and the Kennedy Center Institute. Two of our staff, Ann Ellison, MA, BCBA … Continue reading

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Erie, Pa: On the Cutting Edge of Research in Autism

I opened my Autism Spectrum Quarterly journal to see an article in the research news Yes, this is a topic similar to the research that we started conducting at the Barber National Institute in April 2012 with Dr. Josh Diehl … Continue reading

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Autism from a Father’s Point of View

In honor of Father’s Day I would like to share with you a beautiful poem by a Dad with a child with autism. http://bit.ly/13H6EwB

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Summer Transition, Tips and Tricks

Summer vacation is upon us! It’s a time to catch your breath and take a break from the daily grind. However, for parents raising children with special needs, summer time doesn’t necessarily mean “care free.”  Yes, there is no home work, … Continue reading

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An Open Thank You Letter to Teachers

The bell has rung, school’s out, summer fun begins (if the sun shines again in Erie). It’s the time of year when school comes to a close and a sense of change approaches. As I walk the halls of the … Continue reading

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