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World Thinking Day

Did you know that Sunday is World Thinking Day? Girl Scouts throughout the world created this day to participate in activities and projects that center around an annual theme. This year’s theme of “creating peace through partnerships” is inspired by … Continue reading

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Calling All Friends – It’s Make A Friend Day!

“It’s hard to make friends when you’re different,” says AJ Starr. As we acknowledge today as “Make A Friend Day” I sadly report that too few children with disabilities have friends.  However, we know that typical children who regularly interact … Continue reading

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Why Give?

Maureen Barber-Carey dancing with the Beast On The Bay at the 2013 BNI Christmas Ball This past weekend the Barber National Institute (BNI) held its annual Christmas Ball, marking its 49th anniversary.   When Dr. Gertrude Barber started the first ball, she … 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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The Importance of Friendship

In A. A. Milne’s classic creation, “Winnie the Pooh,” where the ‘silly old bear’ says, “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?“‘ This sums … Continue reading

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My Hope

As fast as the political campaigning began, it ended.  To be honest, I’m happy the barrage of political ads that seemed to envelope the media has ended. What a difference a few days can make.  However, even though the elections … Continue reading

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“I see you, as a classmate, as an equal, as a friend. Do you see me?”

Best Buddies International came to Erie last night. Dorian Smith, director of Best Buddies PA, and Ryan Christy, chair of the Pittsburgh Best Buddies Advisory Board, discussed with us how we as a community could become a Best Buddies chapter. 

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