Monthly Archives: May 2016

Monthly Research Updates

Scientists and researchers are constantly uncovering more information related to autism, offering insights into the origins, possible causes and even at times potential cures. I come across dozens of articles on a weekly basis, some of which seem more important … Continue reading

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Adults with Autism

I spend a lot of time discussing the importance of early screening for autism, the effectiveness of early intervention, and on statistics surrounding children in general. However, I have frequently had adults approach me with the question, “Might I have … Continue reading

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Get Caught Reading

Are you an avid reader? If you are like me, one of your favorite activities on a quiet day is sitting down with a good book; or as I should say nowadays, sitting down with my iPad and iBooks store! … Continue reading

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Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer at BNI!

Some people think of the lazy days of summer, but at the Barber National Institute, we’re actually busier than ever! Over the years, we have initiated a number of programs during the summer to ensure that educational opportunities don’t end … Continue reading

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Mental Health Month

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? It was surprising to me to learn that one in four Americans live with a mental disorder. Fortunately, today’s society is more aware and accepting of mental health issues than ever … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Opens Doors

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit our Corry Pre-K Counts program, which is located at the Corry Primary School. We are fortunate that we have been funded for the last several years to offer a Pre-K Counts program in … Continue reading

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What It Means to be a “Mom”

After reading Maria Shriver’s touching Mother’s Day tribute I began to reflect on what, exactly, “Mother’s Day” means in the year 2016. I think we could all agree that the days of June Cleaver and the nuclear family have evolved into … Continue reading

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