Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween’s Sweetest Memories aren’t about Candy

Each year, as the month of October draws to a close, I look forward to the spooktacular fun that fills the school!  Today’s Halloween parade brings back sweet memories of the children who have walked the parade route over the … Continue reading

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A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween

Halloween is all about dressing up as scary, ghoulish, funny characters, knocking on the doors of neighbors and friends, collecting treats and relishing in the fun. However, for many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), this can be a difficult … Continue reading

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The Journey to Employment: Celebrating NDEAM

Mike Shultz, a former early intervention student, who attended preschool at ELBS, went on to graduate from Central High and has been employed at Plastek for one year recently shared his journey to employment.  A dream come true! He is … Continue reading

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UPDATE: All About Autism Introduces Revised Resources

Fall brings a change in season. It’s often a time to clean, organize the garage and reorganize our wardrobe as we prepare for the winter season.  In the same spirit, I decided to revisit and update important resources for those … Continue reading

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The Search for Avonte

The disappearance of young Avonte Oquendo in New York City (NYC) reminds me again of this critical issue for many, many parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities. I recall Ryan’s most serious incident when he wandered off as … Continue reading

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Our Students Get Giving

Emma – “Collecting pennies made me happy.” Jimmy N. – “Perfect. Counting money made me feel good. I’d like to do it again.” Kayla – Smiling she said “It felt good.” Jimmy S. – “Great. It was a pretty good … Continue reading

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Artistic Adventures in Digital Media for Autism and Special Needs

Jude Shingle returns as our Artist in Residence for the ArtsErie Long Term Artist in Residency. This time the mission is bigger. He is up for the challenge and we are excited! An Artist in Residency program positions artists outside … Continue reading

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