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2014 Holiday Showcase

What do Charlie Brown, some hard-working elves, and an adorable Bichon Frise have in common? All were featured in this year’s holiday program performed by students at the Elizabeth Lee Black School. This morning, students from 21 classrooms ranging from … Continue reading

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Stories from Christmas Past

Clockwise from Top Left: Dr. Gertrude Barber, Ryan and Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey; Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey, Ryan and Jeanne Baker; Ryan in his Christmas outfit; Ryan in his Notre Dame bib; Ryan and Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey As I look forward to … Continue reading

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Ho, Ho, Ho – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

This Sunday, Barber National Institute and Millcreek Mall are teaming up to bring Santa to the mall.  So, what makes Santa’s visit so special?  Santa and his helpers are autism-, special needs- and wheelchair-friendly.  This means that when families arrive, … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings

It is that time of the year again when we are thankful for everything merry and bright. It’s a time to share the happiness that the season brings and count your blessings with a Christmas Blessings Mix! Christmas Blessings Mix … Continue reading

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Autism-Friendly Santa: A Huge Success!

On Friday I wrote about our upcoming autism-friendly Santa event. Over 150 children and their families participated. You can check out the coverage from a Jet 24, a local news station at http://bit.ly/R1qAYr. I’m so pleased that I can be … Continue reading

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A Visit with Santa

In 2011, Susie was a 13-year-old student enrolled at the Elizabeth Lee Black School at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA. One winter day, while chatting with her mom about the school holiday events, she mentioned that Susie had … Continue reading

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