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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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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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VSA – Here We Come!

Tomorrow is an exciting day!  We are traveling to Washington, D.C. to present Digital Art at the Intersection of Arts and Special Education.  Jude Shingle, Ann Ellison, Judy Stewart and I were honored to be selected to give this presentation. … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go! New Study About Running and Helping Children with Autism

In past blogs, I discussed the importance of intense physical activity for children with autism and special needs. That’s why I was excited to read about a study with the Achilles International and Cigna Foundation to evaluate how running can … Continue reading

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An India and Erie Collaboration

It was 1990 and David Householder of the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church recommended to Dr. V.C. George that he come to Erie for on-the-job training at the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center. At that time he was a manager of … Continue reading

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Startling New Report: Obesity Among Teens With Autism

I was startled to read the latest report from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on the rate of obesity among teens with intellectual disabilities and autism: 13.1% of teenagers without developmental disabilities 20% of teenagers with intellectual … Continue reading

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How Will You Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

As we look to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, I see how far we have come since the first school where children with disabilities was established in 1817.  Our accomplishments have been many, yet we continue to … Continue reading

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