Monthly Archives: May 2014

An India and Erie Collaboration

It was 1990 and David Householder of the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church recommended to Dr. V.C. George that he come to Erie for on-the-job training at the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center. At that time he was a manager of … Continue reading

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Break the Stigma!

As we focus on May as Mental Health Awareness Month, we know that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about mental illness. Unfortunately, negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who have a mental health condition are common.  Although 1 … Continue reading

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Bridging The Digital Divide

I was fortunate to attend Tuesday’s “Bridging the Digital Divide: A Forum on Using Technology in Early Childhood Education” sponsored by the RAND Corporation and PNC Grow Up Great. This was an excellent opportunity to hear from education experts and … Continue reading

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month – Celebrate The SLP in Your Life Today!

Since May is Better Speech and Hearing month I thought it would be fun to pose some questions to our Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) and share their responses with you. Our talented SLP team includes Alicia Anthony, Amy Moczulski, Danielle … Continue reading

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A Year of Music

As I think back over the 2013-14 school year it has been a year of “music.” Monthly visits with Steve Weiser and the Erie Chamber Orchestra featured 11 hands-on events, concerts and activities. The children enjoyed the brass quintet and … Continue reading

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Friendship Abounds at Connections Camp

“My child was not successful at the local summer day camps. What can you offer me?”  Fourteen years ago a small group of parents of children with high functioning autism/Asperger’s approached me and asked me to help them find a … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

As I was planning my blog for Mother’s Day, I thought, “Why don’t I ask for Ryan’s input?” Last night, while he was having dessert, I asked the question, “Tell me about your mom.” The following are his (unedited) responses: … Continue reading

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