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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Digital Learning Day – It’s Here To Stay!

Do you know what today is?  It’s the third annual Digital Learning Day!  So get out your iPads, mobile devices and laptops and get ready to celebrate. Digital Learning Day (DL Day) is a nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and … Continue reading

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