Author Archives: all about autism

ELBS Updates!

Now that Elizabeth Lee Black School has been opened for three weeks, I thought that I would give you an update. First and foremost, we have had a very strong return to school. I truly believe that the five months … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her Impact on Disability Rights

When many think of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s accomplishments, they think of her role as a pioneer in the women’s rights movement. However, during her 27 years on the court, she was also a supporter of sex equity in schools, expansive … Continue reading

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Recognizing our Direct Support Professional Heroes!

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 14-18) is a great opportunity to highlight the dedicated, innovative direct support workforce that is the heart and soul of supports for people with disabilities. Days, weekends, holidays, 24 hours per day, these professionals … Continue reading

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Sesame Street & Autism: See Amazing in All Children

As a member of the PNC Grow Up Great Advisory Board, I had the opportunity to work with the very creative people at “Sesame Street” in the development of Julia, a character with autism. They also designed a website, “Sesame … Continue reading

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Welcoming back our Heroes at Work!

Today is the first day of inservice for the Elizabeth Lee Black School staff. I thought that I’d share my opening remarks with you as this week’s blog. Maureen Good morning and welcome! So here we are today, at a … Continue reading

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The Many Challenges of Mask Wearing

All of us are struggling with wearing a mask, but it is a unique challenge for teachers, para educators (assistants), and therapists who work directly with our children. They are engaged with our students for six hours per day and … Continue reading

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Dr. Gertrude Barber: Erie’s Woman of the Century

Dr. Gertrude Barber was selected by the Erie Times News as Erie’s Woman of the Century this weekend! I think back to 1952 when children with disabilities were not eligible to attend school. Dr. Barber, as a psychologist for the … Continue reading

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Research Updates

As you are sitting outdoors enjoying this beautiful weather, I thought that you might enjoy reading these two research articles that I found very interesting. Autism genes may play key role in development of amygdala  Infants’ brain waves may foretell … Continue reading

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Support your favorite causes during Erie Gives!

Erie Gives is tomorrow, August 11th! Last week, I shared the videos of the Approved Private School and Preschool virtual tours that highlighted our technology, updated gym, classrooms and other facilities that generous donations have helped to fund. Now, we’re … Continue reading

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You’re invited to a virtual tour!

Since March 15th, our school has been closed which has prohibited our “new” families from touring the school. This tour is an integral component to our admissions process, so we have been considering how we can showcase our amazing school … Continue reading

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