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Article: For People With Autism, Lockdowns Shatter Routine, Heighten Anxiety

Last week, I wrote about Ryan’s concerns on the continuation of the “shelter in place” and how a firm date for it to end seems to be more a dream than a reality. I talked about his struggles and his … Continue reading

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Feeling anxious? Remember to S.T.O.P.

So, it is April 24th and we have been sheltering at home since March 16. Ryan continues to work at Bello’s three mornings per week as he is an essential employee. During the afternoon, when he would have been working … Continue reading

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ELBS Continuity of Education Plan

Governor Wolf closed all PA schools for the 2019-20 school year. So, are you wondering what is happening for the students of the Elizabeth Lee Black School? I wanted to provide you a very brief overview of what we are doing. … Continue reading

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Sharing a little kindness can go a long way!

Although The Random Acts of Kindness calendar was created for the workplace, I thought that it had some great ideas for us as we shelter in this holiday weekend. Did you know that science shows that the positive effects of … Continue reading

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Tips for Parents Part 2

A parent commented that they enjoyed reading my last blog regarding activities during these challenging times, but wished there were more for adults. I agreed and have given more thought to her suggestion. Our adults are now experiencing: Sudden change … Continue reading

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Tips for Parents

Many families have asked if I had any tips for parents, so I wanted to share a few of my thoughts. Daily Routine Create and maintain a daily routine. Use a daily activity schedule including visual prompts to help your child … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day Guest Blog, by Brianne McClellan

I invited Mom, Brianne McClellan, to share her thoughts in this week’s blog on World Down Syndrome Day. -Maureen I enter the door at daycare and see him sitting in his usual chair, by himself, listening to an audio story … Continue reading

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Spread the Word to End the Word!

Last Wednesday was “Spread the Word to End the Word.” Started as a simple website by the Special Olympics in 2008, it has grown to a nationwide campaign involving schools and universities across our country, all with the goal of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Reading!

The first week of March is one of my favorite weeks of the school year. It is not only Read Across America Week, but also Dr. Seuss’s birthday and World Book Day. I love reading! As a child I was … Continue reading

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Digital Learning Day!

I find it difficult to keep up with the latest advancements in educational technology when so many digital devices, educational software and mobile apps are in constant development. In 2012, Digital Learning Day began as a way to actively spread … Continue reading

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