Monthly Archives: January 2015

National Thank You Month

“Thank You.” These are two words that I taught Ryan as soon as he was speaking. To me, being polite is an important virtue for parents to teach their children. As Ryan progressed through school, one of the positive comments … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality: A New Frontier?

Virtual reality training and autism? I was a bit incredulous when I first saw this headline. Certainly we are deluged with articles on “What Apps Work Best” and how technology benefits children on the spectrum. As a non-techy, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Celebrating Literacy!

January is a big month for literacy awareness. All month long, we celebrate National Book Blitz Month. If you’re like me, your reaction to this was similar to: Great! What’s that? After some digging, I learned that NBB was created … Continue reading

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Being a Fighter for Civil Rights

In doing some research on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I discovered a quote that I haven’t read before but is great advice for all of us. “Whatever career you may choose for yourself – doctor, lawyer, teacher – let … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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ELBS Recognized for Innovative Use of Technology

Yesterday, we received some great news! The Elizabeth Lee Black School at the Barber National Institute has received the “Award for Leadership and Innovation in Special Education” from the National Association of Private Schools (NAPSEC). NAPSEC, headquartered in Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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Mindfulness by Emily Pinto Taylor

My niece, Emily Pinto Taylor, is as she describes herself: a full-time chocolate chip cookie baker and half-marathon runner and a 4th year medical student at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Collegiate Academy, … Continue reading

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