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Graduation 2021

Today is graduation.  Traditionally, we have a large graduation class and of course, an audience.  This year, we have twenty-seven children graduating from Happy Hearts and Early Intervention, twelve from Pre-K Counts, and thirteen from High School. Last year, we … Continue reading

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The 2020-2021 School Year in Review

As the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close, I began thinking… When the year started, some children were remote, while others were hybrid, attending two or three days a week.  The students and staff remained in their “pods,” or … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Month Guest Blog, by Maria Brown

I asked Maria Brown, M.S., BCBA, who is a Behavior Analyst at BNI to write this guest blog for Mental Health Awareness Month. I thought she would have invaluable input! -Maureen The Elizabeth Lee Black School at the Barber National … Continue reading

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A Collaboration between General McLane School District and the Barber National Institute

Two years ago, the Barber National Institute (BNI) began a collaboration with the General McLane School District opening a Life Skills classroom within Parker Middle School for children with Autism and/or behavior challenges. It was our first venture into offering … 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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Mother’s Day

As I was planning my blog for Mother’s Day, I thought, “Why don’t I ask for Ryan’s input?” Last night, while he was having dessert, I asked the question, “Tell me about your mom.” The following are his (unedited) responses: … Continue reading

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National Teacher Appreciation Day

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. This year, National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May … Continue reading

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Autism Research Articles

As we wind down Autism Awareness Month, I thought that I would review some of the latest research in autism. There is some excellent information that I wanted to share! Read on! Maureen CSF and autism revisited Examining the levels … Continue reading

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The 2020 State of Preschool Report

Interestingly, last week, we celebrated “Week of the Young Child” and soon thereafter, the 2020 State of Preschool report was published. Typically, the State of Preschool only has information on the prior year, but this year’s edition also has a … Continue reading

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Week of the Young Child

Established in 1971, The Week of the Young Child™ (WOYC), April 10-16, is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It was created to focus public attention on the importance of early childhood … Continue reading

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