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A Christmas to Remember…

As we approach Christmas, I began thinking about years gone by. Ryan’s first Christmas was quite eventful. Erie was in the midst of the Blizzard of ‘93, and we were picking up my mother and driving to Uncle Joe’s house … Continue reading

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Birthday Bliss

Ryan turned 25 Sunday, December 2nd! As I write those words, I find it difficult to believe that 25 years have passed. It was just yesterday….. Ryan was 4 months and starting Happy Hearts, the Barber Center child care program … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology

As I was reading Governor Wolf’s proclamation of November as Assistive Technology month, I thought about the significant difference it has made in the lives of children and adults with disabilities. In general, assistive technology itself is an umbrella term … Continue reading

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Expressing Gratitude this Thanksgiving

As I’m sure is the case for many of you, this time of year always makes me stop and think a little longer about what I’m thankful for. I’ll share a few of my thoughts with you – please feel … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Gratitude!

As I’m sure is the case for many of you, this time of year always makes me stop and think a little longer about what I’m thankful for. I’ll share a few of my thoughts with you – please feel … Continue reading

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SEL: What’s That?!

There are so many buzz words in education… IEP (Individual Education Plan); STEM (science, technology, Engineering, math). Now, we have a new one to add to our lexicon: SEL (Social Emotional Learning). Too often we focus on scores and grades … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month, I asked good friend Rhonda Schember if she would be willing to say a few words for my blog. Rhonda is, in her own words:  former Home Economist and food columnist Mother of … Continue reading

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