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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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ELBS Recognized for Innovative Use of Technology

Yesterday, we received some great news! The Elizabeth Lee Black School at the Barber National Institute has received the “Award for Leadership and Innovation in Special Education” from the National Association of Private Schools (NAPSEC). NAPSEC, headquartered in Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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World Braille Day

Did you know that January 4th was World Braille Day? As I researched Braille Day, I learned some new, interesting facts. Braille is not actually a language, but a code used by blind people A blind Frenchman, Louis Braille, in … Continue reading

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“Let It Go” by Jeanne Downey

I asked Jeanne Downey, friend, colleague, parent, and ARC of PA President if she would be a guest blogger. I’ve known Jeanne since we were both young professionals beginning in our fields of human service. Since then, Mary and Ryan … Continue reading

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Did you know that yesterday, December 3rd, was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)? 22 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to observe this day as a means to promote the understanding of disability issues … Continue reading

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Vatican To Hold Premiere Autism Conference This Week

The Vatican’s first ever conference on autism, “The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope,” is being held this week. Pope Francis has established the conference in the hopes of ending the stigma of autism and the isolation of those … Continue reading

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Recognizing Three Ground Breaking Developments in Autism Research on World Autism Day

I wrote an op-ed piece for the Erie News Times and I wanted to share it with you. As communities around the globe prepare to celebrate World Autism Day, we look back on a year that has been unprecedented in … Continue reading

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The 1 Action You Must Take!

Voting is the one action essential to your future and the future of your child and all children, especially those children and adults with disabilities. Ryan and I were at the polls this morning ready to cast our vote. We … Continue reading

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The Journey to Employment: Celebrating NDEAM

Mike Shultz, a former early intervention student, who attended preschool at ELBS, went on to graduate from Central High and has been employed at Plastek for one year recently shared his journey to employment.  A dream come true! He is … Continue reading

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What Month Is It?

October is full of vibrant colors, isn’t it? The bright yellow sun, brilliant blue sky, and beautiful hues of fall color. Pops of pink even seem to appear in the rich red leaves. Speaking of pink, reading the Erie Times-News … Continue reading

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