Author Archives: all about autism

Honoring Project SEARCH Graduates and Their Families

Since its beginning 26 years ago at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Project SEARCH has played a vital role in the lives of students with disabilities who want to advance their skills, become increasingly marketable to employers, and live as independently as … Continue reading

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Celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month

In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, I posed some questions to our therapists, and their answers were amazingly similar. I would like to share their thoughts. What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most? “Working as … Continue reading

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Celebrating Nurse Appreciation Week

Nurses have always played an important role in my life. My grandfather was the first male nurse at St. Vincent Hospital, and went on to become a physician. My Aunt Marion (Dr. Barber’s sister) was the Director of Nursing by … Continue reading

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National Teacher Appreciation Week

The first week of May is full of moments created to celebrate and appreciate many people in our lives – teachers, nurses, therapists, paraeducators, behavior specialists and many, many support personnel. We agree with former First Lady Michelle Obama, who … Continue reading

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The Annual Art Show: A Barber National Institute Tradition

The annual Art Show has been a Barber National Institute tradition since 2006. Initially, we wanted to have an event that would celebrate “April is Autism month”. As we discussed ideas, felt that it was important to recognize both children … Continue reading

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Celebrating Volunteers throughout The Years

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Each year, we shine a … Continue reading

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Easter Memories

I started thinking about Easter over the years…some wonderful memories! As you can see, Ryan did not like the Easter Bunny! Happy Easter to Everyone!

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Week of the Young Child: A Chance to Step It Up

Established in 1971, The Week of the Young Child™ (WOYC), April 2-8 is a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. The 2022 theme is ‘step it up’. Why ‘step it up’? The Early Childhood … Continue reading

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Let’s Move from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance

It’s hard to believe, but April has been recognized as Autism Awareness month since 2007.   I started writing about it in 2012.  That is the year that I began my blog…10 years ago! As I look back over the years, I … Continue reading

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Continuing the Legacy of Making Dreams Come True

Each year, the Religious Studies Department at Mercyhurst University awards an individual or organization the Archbishop Oscar Romero Award for “living the call of faith and justice in an extraordinary manner.” This year marks the 30th year for the award … Continue reading

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