Tag Archives: ELBS

Poverty and Disability Go Hand in Hand

It is very troublesome to read that poverty rates are back on the rise across the Erie region after two consecutive years of decline. 29.2% of the city’s residents (28,114 people) and 45.5% (9,649) of its children under 18 are … Continue reading

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Lack of Eye Contact In Infants Could Be An Indicator of a Future Autism Diagnosis

Did you know … A child can be born with a genetic liability, but how autism is expressed can be changed between birth and 2 years due to brain development It is anticipated that over the next few years the … Continue reading

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Founder’s Day – A Celebration of Dr. Gertrude Barber

Today is a special day at the Barber National Institute. We are celebrating Founder’s Day to commemorate the legacy of our founder, Dr. Gertrude Barber and our enduring mission. If we take a look back in time to the year … Continue reading

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Can Exercise Help Children with ADHD?

It’s 6 am. It’s so dark outside that one would think it’s the middle of the night. But Ryan and I are getting up to make our daily trek to the gym. I often think, why? Ryan and I both … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

In recognition of today being Patriot Day we remember the hundreds and hundreds of lives lost on this saddest day in my life. As we observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. today I am reminded of the 911Memorial … Continue reading

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Beast on the Bay – Inclusion, Fun and Triumph

Do you remember Rocky Balboa climbing the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the sound of Rocky’s Theme? That is how I felt on Saturday as I observed the 100 men and women participating in the Beast on … Continue reading

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Caregivers Need Their ‘Me’ Time Too

Summer vacation.  No homework, less demanding schedules, time for vacations and outdoor activities.  Yes, as the children go back to school all of this is coming to an end.   I remember how I was always sad to see summer vacation … Continue reading

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Would You Consider Participating in a Research Study?

I frequently see requests from graduate students, hospitals and universities asking family members, children and adults with autism to consider participating in a research study. Too often the studies are being conducted in settings a distance from Erie in large … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Transition Planning

School bells are ringing in most neighborhoods across the country.  Yesterday was the first day of school at the Elizabeth Lee Black School.  Approximately 225 children and youth, 3 – 21 years of age, came off their busses.  Most were … Continue reading

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The Power of A Mother’s Love

Guest Blogger: Emily Pinto Taylor It feels utterly fitting that I write something for this blog, which I’ve read for years and the topic of which is near and dear to my heart. Autism Spectrum Disorders have for me (as … Continue reading

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