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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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Celebrating Employment

Each October, we at the Barber National Institute celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness month by honoring our employees and our partners in the community with a luncheon. Getting a job is something of an inevitability for most of us; even … Continue reading

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