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World Health Day: How Safe Is Your Food?

Today is World Health Day! Each year, the World Health Organization draws worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health. This year’s theme is food safety. Unsafe food, such as food that may contain harmful bacteria, viruses, … Continue reading

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How To Get Involved This April

April is Autism Awareness Month! In honor of that, there are several great events going on in our community. Since it can be hard to keep up, I’ve created a timeline below for families to reference during this fun-filled month. … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Autism

March is National Nutrition Month. For parents of children with autism, the idea of ensuring adequate nutrition to a child who may likely have many food issues such as allergies, sensory issues, or even behavioral challenges, can be daunting. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Theater at ELBS!

Since the time of the Greeks, theater has been used to help people cope with their emotions. It is a powerful tool not only for self-expression, but also to better understand the feelings of others. This Thursday, ELBS students will … Continue reading

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Celebrating Music in Our Schools!

March marks the 30th anniversary of national Music In Our Schools Month! This is a great time to celebrate the wonderful ways that music enhances learning. Several years ago, we made the commitment to boost the music program in our … Continue reading

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Proposed PA Budget Includes Increases for Education

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf proposed his plan for PA State spending for fiscal year 2015-16. I was pleased to see that he is including some significant new investments in education, both for early learning as well as K-12. Some of … Continue reading

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Spread the Word to End the Word

This Wednesday is “Spread the Word to End the Word.” Started as a simple website by the Special Olympics in 2008, this grew to a nationwide campaign involving schools and universities across our county, all with the goal of ending … Continue reading

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Vitamin D & ASD: A Connection?

In the past few months, I have seen this question come up again: “What role do vitamins and other supplements play in ASD?” Most recently, the spotlight has been on Vitamin D. The first article I read about was reviewing … Continue reading

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Presidents and Americans with Disabilities

In honor of President’s Day, I decided to reflect on some of the Presidents who played a significant role in improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities. Up until the 60s, most families were ashamed to admit that … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day!

There are several popular legends surrounding the story of Saint Valentine. One is that he was a Roman priest who was arrested, imprisoned, and eventually martyred after being caught marrying Christian couples. At the time, helping Christians was considered a … Continue reading

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