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Until next week…

Unfortunately, I have been “under the weather” with a bug this week and have not been able to write my weekly column. I am feeling much better. See you next week!

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Updated Guidelines for Identifying and Evaluating Children with ASD

In past blogs, I have discussed Ryan’s diagnosis in 2005 at 18 months of age. Ryan had expressive language delays at 12 months, which I had discussed with his pediatrician, but as he was “on par” in his overall developmental … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year!

As I began considering the upcoming new year and new decade, I thought about my New Year resolutions. I am sure that many of you, as I do, make them but quickly tuck them away into forgotten memories. So I … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories

As Christmas is now only two days away, I began thinking of Christmas past…… Christmas was always an important day in the Barber household. Mother LOVED decorating the house for Christmas and she would take days to complete her decorating. … Continue reading

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Cause for Sainthood

The Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico, Bishop of Erie, announced yesterday that he issued a decree on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, opening the cause for canonization of Gertrude Barber. It is one of the first … Continue reading

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Creating an Accessible Future!

December and the Holidays are synonymous, but there also is a very important date: December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD). Founded 27 years ago by the United Nations General Assembly, IDPWD is a day to promote … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ryan!

Ryan turned 26 today! As I write those words, I find it difficult to believe that 26 years have passed. It was just yesterday….. Ryan was 4 months and starting Happy Hearts, the Barber Center child care program located down … Continue reading

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