Monthly Archives: February 2014

Now Hiring! Adult Training Programs Prepare Individuals with Disabilities to Join the Workforce

As a parent we often focus on getting through the school year and seldom have the time to ponder what happens after graduation.  At BNI we have a program that supports young adults as they transition from school life to … Continue reading

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A Boy With Autism Is Increasing Autism Awareness One Necklace At A Time

Earlier in the month I wrote about the challenges children with disabilities have in making friends.  Sadly, I look back over Ryan’s school years and remember that in those 12 years he was invited to two birthday parties of his … Continue reading

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Love Your Pet Day – A Day of Celebration

Did you have a pet growing up?  My family had Doodles, a spirited Kerry Blue Terrier who we all adored.  Doodles was very gentle, loyal and affectionate.  He would even allow little children to ride him like a horse.  I … Continue reading

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Planning A Visit To The Dentist? Helpful Hints To Make The Visit Less Stressful

As I read that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, my thoughts turned back to Ryan’s first visit with the dentist.  I definitely approached it with anxiety, if not trepidation.  At 3, Ryan frequently had temper tantrums. The thought … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day Did you know … ELBS students at the 2014 Valentine’s Day Dance The oldest surviving love poem was written on a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC. Not much is … Continue reading

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Calling All Friends – It’s Make A Friend Day!

“It’s hard to make friends when you’re different,” says AJ Starr. As we acknowledge today as “Make A Friend Day” I sadly report that too few children with disabilities have friends.  However, we know that typical children who regularly interact … Continue reading

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Why Reading To Your Child So Important

Do you think reading is fun?  I do!  Growing up I was not the athlete, but I definitely was the reader.  Whenever I had the opportunity you would see me sitting in an overstuffed chair reading a book. One of … Continue reading

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