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Survey Suggests Schools Experienced Both Challenges and Successes During Pandemic

I have been frequently asked what I thought was the impact of remote learning on our students. I have numerous thoughts but minimal data to support my views other than data from IEPs. So, I was very interested in the … Continue reading

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Happy Hearts Childcare Program: Foundations for a Bright Future

Looking for high-quality and flexible childcare is often stressful and very overwhelming for parents.  Let me introduce The Happy Hearts Childcare Program at the Barber National Institute where preschool children LEARN, GROW, and THRIVE. Happy Hearts days are fun filled … Continue reading

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We Open Our Arms and Hearts on World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honor refugees from around the globe and bring awareness of both the hardships faced by millions of displaced people as well as their extraordinary resilience. Each year on June 20, … Continue reading

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Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer at BNI!

Some people think of the lazy days of summer, but at the Barber National Institute, we’re actually busier than ever! Over the years, we have initiated a number of programs to ensure that children have both educational and recreational opportunities … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our 2022 Graduates

Yesterday was graduation.  Traditionally, we have a large graduation class and of course, an audience.  This year, we have 21 children graduating from our Early Child Care Programs and 12 from High School. We decided to break into two groups … Continue reading

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The 2021-22 School Year in Review

As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, I began thinking… When the year started, most children attended in person unless there were specific medical needs.  The students and staff remained in their “pods,” or classrooms, throughout the day. … Continue reading

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Honoring Project SEARCH Graduates and Their Families

Since its beginning 26 years ago at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Project SEARCH has played a vital role in the lives of students with disabilities who want to advance their skills, become increasingly marketable to employers, and live as independently as … Continue reading

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Celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month

In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, I posed some questions to our therapists, and their answers were amazingly similar. I would like to share their thoughts. What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most? “Working as … Continue reading

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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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National Teacher Appreciation Week

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. We agree with former First Lady Michelle Obama, who … Continue reading

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