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Summer and Spending Time Outdoors

Summer at last! Summer was always very exciting when I was a child. My family would set aside Wednesdays for trips to Conneaut Lake Park. Our favorite ride, which we went on again and again, was the Blue Streak. But mostly, … Continue reading

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Highlights of the 2018-2019 School Year

Tuesday was the last day of school at the Barber National Institute. We had such a remarkable year with so many outstanding accomplishments! As I look back over the last nine months, many come to mind: Our Erie Arts and … Continue reading

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Safari Soirée

On June 7th, the Barber National Institute is sponsoring, Safari Soirée, its annual Expanding Social Opportunities (ESO) Prom. ESO dances are a fun, positive event for adults with Autism or Intellectual Disabilities to enjoy an evening of dancing and friendship … Continue reading

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Better Speech and Hearing Month

I asked Amy Moczulski, M.A., CCC-SLP, who is a speech-language pathologist at BNI to write this guest blog for Better Speech and Hearing Month.  She serves as department chair, and I thought she would have invaluable input! -Maureen When the … Continue reading

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Rainbow Fish & the Arts at ELBS

There is a buzz circulating in our school this week as we prepare for the 2019 performance of “The Rainbow Fish” at the Erie Playhouse on Thursday.  This is our second year for performing on the main stage at the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, by Ryan Carey

I thought that I’d write my Mother’s Day blog by asking Ryan, “Tell me about your mom.” These are his responses. They are in the order that he spoke. ~ Maureen She is nice to me. She helps me out. … Continue reading

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Social Skills Building, Friendships and Summer Fun Combine for a Great Experience at Connections Camp: Guest Blog by Anne Marz

I asked one of BNI’s own staff, Anne Marz, who is the Director of Behavioral Health, to write a guest blog about Connections Camp that is held from the end of June through the beginning of August. It is an excellent … Continue reading

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