Monthly Archives: April 2017

Guest Blog: Why We Volunteer, by Jim & Judy Dible

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Volunteering is essential to a healthy community – it creates ownership, builds relationships, fosters civic responsibility and fulfills vital needs. Thousands of people in the Erie community have given the gift … Continue reading

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Why I Walk

This Saturday, I’ll be walking in my 16th annual walk for Autism. When I started, Ryan was in first grade. He received a diagnosis of autism when he was 18 months old. When I heard about the first walk, I … Continue reading

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Autism Waivers in PA: What You Should Know

As we mark Autism Awareness Month this April, there is great hope that 2017 will become a banner year for adults on the autism spectrum.  The optimism arises from the draft budget that Gov. Tom Wolf has submitted to the … Continue reading

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Are They Prepared?

As a parent of a child with a disability, one of the thoughts I had throughout Ryan’s educational career was, “Will he be prepared for life after school?” Thinking back, Ryan was seven years old when my brother, pediatric neurologist … Continue reading

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