Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Impact of One

Tomorrow marks the last day of one of our long term employees, Jeanne Baker. Thirty four years ago she began her Barber National Institute (BNI) career as a behavior specialist in our Adult Services. However, Jeanne has worn many hats … Continue reading

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Autism Research Embraces Technology

Autism Speaks recently announced that they are collaborating with Google to transform genomic research on ASD. This is a very complicated, scientific concept so I have been researching it further to ensure that I understand what this means.  What I’ve … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Dianne Winiecki

This weekend saw the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dianne Winiecki. We are sad to lose her but know that she has gone to her Lord and will no longer suffer the challenges that she has experienced the … Continue reading

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In Memory of Lorna Wing – A Pioneer in Autism Research

“Her life was a gift for people with autism across the world. She has left a huge legacy behind” ~ Patricia Howlin Lorna Wing, one of the pioneers of autism research, passed away June 6th.  She worked at the Institute … Continue reading

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Remembering My Father’s Lessons

As we approach Father’s Day I think back to my father who passed away 40 years ago. No matter how many years go by each of us has very special memories of our dad.  For me I think how my … Continue reading

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What Is The True Cost of Raising A Child With Autism?

In a study published yesterday in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, we learned that autism is one of the costliest disabilities: $2.4 million across the lifespan if the person also has intellectual disabilities. Not surprising is that 79% of that cost … Continue reading

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Graduation: A Time for Hopes and Dreams

The sun is shining on our students who are graduating this evening from the Elizabeth Lee Black School. I’ve know some of the children since they began as infants in our Early Intervention Program. I met others when they turned … Continue reading

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