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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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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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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Friday was World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).  Why celebrate WDSD?   We want to promote awareness and understanding, seek international support and achieve dignity, equal rights and a better life for people with Down Syndrome.   It is hoped that the activities … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget To Say Thank You

Danke, grazie, merci, gracias, spasibo, 谢谢, cảm ơn bạn, thank you! January is National “Thank You” Month. Growing up, my siblings and I quickly learned that thank you was an essential word in our vocabularies.   Of course, mothers are always … Continue reading

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Autism Research: 2 Studies You May Have Missed

Research reveals how new eye-tracking technology for infants and medication for teenagers makes a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of autism A new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, asked the question “Does how long an infant spend … 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 Does 1:50 Really Mean?

1:500 – The incidence of autism diagnosed in children during the 90s. It was also the decade Ryan was born. Today, 2013, we know that number is 1:88. The latest study by the CDC is now reporting that 1 in … Continue reading

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How Autism Aware Are You?

“Autistic tendencies” – the term used in the 1970s describing children with intellectual disabilities who also fell within the spectrum.  As educators at that time, we weren’t aware that some children without intellectual disabilities would be diagnosed with autism. Why? … Continue reading

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You Don’t have to be Holly Robinson Peete to be Aware of Autism

Actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband NFL star Rodney Peete are aware of autism. Their son, R.J., was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.  Inspired by their son, Holly and Rodney embarked on the journey of autism … Continue reading

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What’s the Secret to Autism Awareness?

Autism Awareness Month is not simply for parents raising a child or children diagnosed with autism.  This month is for everyone. For parents of typical children, grandparents, friends, coworkers, teachers, social workers, police officers, employers, store clerks, etc. This is … Continue reading

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