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Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Guest Blog by Pamela McCormick

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I asked Pamela McCormick to share her thoughts, perspectives, and story of her beautiful daughter, Bernadette. -Maureen Our entry into the world of Down Syndrome was probably a common one. We were a big … Continue reading

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The Power of a Positive Mind!

I am someone who believes my cup is always HALF FILLED, NOT HALF  EMPTY. However, it can be easy to be a negative thinker these days, what with newspaper headlines and news programs often focusing on controversy  and conflict in the United … Continue reading

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Disability Employment Month

We are very excited to have Governor Tom Ridge with us for our luncheon on Monday to celebrate Disability Employment Month! Governor ridge serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Organization for Disabilities (NOD) and is a committed … Continue reading

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An Eye-Opening Moment

All it takes is for a simple accident to view life in a new perspective! Just 10 days ago, unbeknownst to either of us, Ryan’s water bottle had leaked in the hallway. I slipped during the middle of the night, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Founder’s Day

Let the festivities begin! Today is Founder’s Day, a celebration held each year in honor of Dr. Gertrude Barber’s birthday and to commemorate our enduring mission. When this day comes around, I always like to reflect on her accomplishments, which … Continue reading

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The 7th Annual Beast on the Bay

It is hard to believe that it has been six days since the Beast! Ryan and his friend Logan finished in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. I was watching for them as they ran up the hill to Waldameer…the … Continue reading

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Back to School

I thought that I would share with you today the letter I sent home with our students the first day of school. It summarizes many of my thoughts as I contemplate the new school year. As I think about our … Continue reading

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