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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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Introducing the Student of the Week!

In my previous blog, The Power of Kind Words, I wrote about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and how the Elizabeth Lee Black School teachers design lessons based on the core principles of PBIS. These principles emphasize the importance … Continue reading

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How Autism Awareness has Improved Over Time

It’s hard to believe, but April has been recognized as Autism Awareness month since 2007.   I started writing about it in 2012.  That is the year that I began my blog…9 years ago! As I look back over the years, I … Continue reading

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Rock your socks for World Down Syndrome Day!

Sunday was World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a day to promote awareness, understanding, and support for persons with Down syndrome.  Did you know that even the date itself, 3/21, has meaning? It was selected because of the triplication of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you look in any of our classrooms, you will see every shade of green that you can imagine. Wendy Sadlier, our head “chef,” is offering Reuben sandwiches in the cafeteria and Irish music is playing … Continue reading

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