Monthly Archives: July 2021

Make Your Mark!

In my previous blog, Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer at BNI, I wrote about the many summer programs that the Barber National Institute offers, including Extended School Year (ESY). ESY is provided to assure that children ages 5-21 do not lose … Continue reading

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The ADA Turns 31 on July 26th

On Monday, we will celebrate a second independence day in July, one less known than the 4th. On July 26th, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination … Continue reading

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Updated CDC Guidance

I have written many blogs this past year on the health and safety requirements for our students. Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their mask guidance for schools. In this update, they stated that: Vaccinated … Continue reading

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Act 66: Allowing students to stay an additional year

Governor Tom Wolfe signed Act 66 of 2021 into law on June 30, 2021. Act 66 allows students in Special Education who were enrolled during the 20-21 school year and have “aged-out” of school (by either turning 21 during the 20-21 … Continue reading

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Research Updates

Each month, I provide updates on some of the latest research I have found relevant to us. Read on! Brain structures grow differently in boys, men with autism From childhood to adulthood, there is a notable difference in brain development … Continue reading

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