Monthly Archives: October 2014

Have a Hauntingly Booo-tiful Halloween!

Halloween is all about dressing up as scary, ghoulish, funny characters knocking on the doors of neighbors and friends, collecting treats and relishing in the fun. However, I always think about how we can create a safe and fun Halloween. … Continue reading

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Have You Thanked Your Physical Therapist Today?

October is National Physical Therapy month, so I thought I would take the opportunity to spotlight two physical therapists and a physical therapist assistant who work in our school. I did a Q&A with each therapist to discover what they … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Grow Up Great

Today I am attending the PNC Grow Up Great Advisory Council in Pittsburgh. In 2004, PNC adopted a corporate-wide program focusing resources on early childhood education to make a tremendous impact. Since then, PNC Grow Up Great has distributed more … Continue reading

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Helping Children Communicate with Technology

One of the guiding principles throughout our history has been the desire to share our knowledge with others for the improvement of quality of life for children and adults with disabilities. That’s why we are very excited to work with … Continue reading

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Broccoli, Cauliflower and Autism? Who knew?

Broccoli and autism? When I saw the headline that the chemical sulforaphane found in broccoli, cauliflower and other cruciferous veggies may reduce the symptoms of ASD, I was somewhat incredulous. When I read the study, my initial reaction was “I need … Continue reading

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Expect, Employ, Empower! Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every October we recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s employees with disabilities. The Barber National Institute (BNI) celebrated NDEAM with … Continue reading

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Did You Know That October Is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month?

As we celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month I would like to share some facts about Down Syndrome with you. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters … Continue reading

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