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First Day of School: What Do You Remember?

Fading tans and falling temperatures mean it’s that time of year again. As hard as it is to say goodbye to summer and get back to school, there are also quite a lot of memories associated with embarking on a … Continue reading

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Preschool and the Economy: What’s the Impact on the Future?

“Third grade reading levels and absenteeism predict, with 90% accuracy, high school drop-out rate.”  I was startled by this statistic as I sat listening to the details at the Investing in Kids: Can Early Childhood Education Be an Economic Development? conference … Continue reading

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Arts and Autism Spectrum Disorder

ArtsErie offered “Teaching Arts to Students with ASD” yesterday at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA. The workshop was sponsored by the Very Special Arts (VSA) and the Kennedy Center Institute. Two of our staff, Ann Ellison, MA, BCBA … Continue reading

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Erie, Pa: On the Cutting Edge of Research in Autism

I opened my Autism Spectrum Quarterly journal to see an article in the research news Yes, this is a topic similar to the research that we started conducting at the Barber National Institute in April 2012 with Dr. Josh Diehl … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Ride!

Summer is the season of bike rides! Riding a bike is one of the summertime joys of living in Erie.  We have more than our fair share of great paths and trails around Lake Erie and the northeast region. Riding … Continue reading

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Hare Care: Here comes the Easter Bunny!

Sunday was St. Patrick’s day, spring begins tomorrow (even though snow is falling outside my window), and Easter is right around the corner. Isn’t time flying by? As the days roll onward, I am making a concerted effort to take … Continue reading

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What’s happening in three weeks?

How do you focus international attention on Autism? The Light It Up Blue campaign, sponsored by Autism Speaks, shines an international spotlight on the importance of autism education, research and support. On Tuesday, April 2, communities, schools, businesses and supporters … Continue reading

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Read Across America & the Importance of Reading

Mayor Joe Sinnott, lifelong resident of Erie, made a visit to the Elizabeth Lee Black School today. He joins 40+ other community members who have come to our school this week as volunteer readers to our students. We are so … Continue reading

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Autism-Friendly Winter Activities

This morning, looking out my office window, I’m amazed at the beauty and power of the weather.  It’s blustery, cold and snowy – a typical Erie winter day. Yet, just yesterday I sat here, looking out the same window watching … Continue reading

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75 Days – but who’s counting?

One Tuesday, two months and 16 days from today, what color will you be wearing? Odd question, I know. Today is January 17th, so who’s thinking about what to wear 75 days from today? I am! The sixth annual World … Continue reading

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