Monthly Archives: September 2014

Poverty and Disability Go Hand in Hand

It is very troublesome to read that poverty rates are back on the rise across the Erie region after two consecutive years of decline. 29.2% of the city’s residents (28,114 people) and 45.5% (9,649) of its children under 18 are … Continue reading

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Lack of Eye Contact In Infants Could Be An Indicator of a Future Autism Diagnosis

Did you know … A child can be born with a genetic liability, but how autism is expressed can be changed between birth and 2 years due to brain development It is anticipated that over the next few years the … Continue reading

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5 Things You Can Do To Help The Caregiver In Your Life

A tragedy! The mother of a 13 year old with severe autism attempted to kill herself and her daughter. We are quick to think “how could a mother ever do that?” However, I recall the saying “don’t judge until you … Continue reading

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Founder’s Day – A Celebration of Dr. Gertrude Barber

Today is a special day at the Barber National Institute. We are celebrating Founder’s Day to commemorate the legacy of our founder, Dr. Gertrude Barber and our enduring mission. If we take a look back in time to the year … Continue reading

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Can Exercise Help Children with ADHD?

It’s 6 am. It’s so dark outside that one would think it’s the middle of the night. But Ryan and I are getting up to make our daily trek to the gym. I often think, why? Ryan and I both … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

In recognition of today being Patriot Day we remember the hundreds and hundreds of lives lost on this saddest day in my life. As we observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. today I am reminded of the 911Memorial … Continue reading

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Beast on the Bay – Inclusion, Fun and Triumph

Do you remember Rocky Balboa climbing the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the sound of Rocky’s Theme? That is how I felt on Saturday as I observed the 100 men and women participating in the Beast on … Continue reading

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