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It’s Cool to be Kind!

As I was walking through our hallway today, I noticed a “random act of kindness.” One of our five-year-old students was in line behind a younger child. When the younger child dropped his paper, the older child picked it up … Continue reading

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Top Research Studies of 2019

Autism Speaks science leadership and Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee recently announced its top ten autism studies of 2019. These selections were based on more than 2,000 research reports published in scientific journals. Many I have discussed in previous months’ autism … Continue reading

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Expanding Communication Opportunities

I sat down with Amy Moczulski, M.A., CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist at the Barber National Institute. Amy’s role in the classroom is to assist students in learning to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, and this past year, she began … Continue reading

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Happy National School Choice Week!

Why are Elizabeth Lee Black School students unpacking their yellow fleece scarves, signs and other materials???? It is National School Choice Week! Starting last Monday, National School Choice Week is the largest ever celebration of opportunity in K-12 education… Millions … Continue reading

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The Playhouse Returns

This is an exciting week for us at the Elizabeth Lee Black School because the Erie Playhouse again returns to us! Today is our first play practice! The Playhouse has been coming to the ELBS for nine years but this … Continue reading

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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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