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Celebrating Music in Our Schools!

March marks the 30th anniversary of national Music In Our Schools Month! This is a great time to celebrate the wonderful ways that music enhances learning. Several years ago, we made the commitment to boost the music program in our … Continue reading

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4 Days Until Beast on the Bay – Are You Ready To Beat the Beast?

There’s still time to register for both the Beast on the Bay and Adaptive Beast on the Bay! Why is this obstacle course different from other obstacle courses? Anyone can have an obstacle course, but what is important is that … Continue reading

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Time To Get Your Game Face On

Register now!  The 2nd annual Barber Beast on the Bay and Maureen Riazzi Adaptive Course for persons with disabilities will be held Saturday, September 6th at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA.  The adaptive, 1.2 mile course begins at … Continue reading

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“Fall Back”: How to Embrace Daylight Savings Time

As we were driving to the gym this morning, Ryan commented about how bright it was outside. I reminded him that we turned back the clocks Saturday night, which meant we had light earlier in the morning. (Unfortunately, night would … Continue reading

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The 1 Action You Must Take!

Voting is the one action essential to your future and the future of your child and all children, especially those children and adults with disabilities. Ryan and I were at the polls this morning ready to cast our vote. We … Continue reading

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A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween

Halloween is all about dressing up as scary, ghoulish, funny characters, knocking on the doors of neighbors and friends, collecting treats and relishing in the fun. However, for many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), this can be a difficult … 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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Our Students Get Giving

Emma – “Collecting pennies made me happy.” Jimmy N. – “Perfect. Counting money made me feel good. I’d like to do it again.” Kayla – Smiling she said “It felt good.” Jimmy S. – “Great. It was a pretty good … Continue reading

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Artistic Adventures in Digital Media for Autism and Special Needs

Jude Shingle returns as our Artist in Residence for the ArtsErie Long Term Artist in Residency. This time the mission is bigger. He is up for the challenge and we are excited! An Artist in Residency program positions artists outside … Continue reading

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Celebrating: One Woman’s Dream

A dream can be as individual as a fingerprint or as universal as a common prayer. For parents of a child with developmental disabilities, the dream may be for a child to speak or to walk. For an adult with … Continue reading

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