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Now Hiring! Adult Training Programs Prepare Individuals with Disabilities to Join the Workforce

As a parent we often focus on getting through the school year and seldom have the time to ponder what happens after graduation.  At BNI we have a program that supports young adults as they transition from school life 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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31 Days to Unite Against Bullying

It’s October. This month alone it’s estimated that 38% of children with ASD will be bullied, according to a study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. This time of year there’s talk of falling leaves, pumpkins and, … Continue reading

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Autism: Questions and Answers

Last Saturday, we hosted an “Autism Awareness Day” at the Millcreek Mall in Erie, PA. I had the opportunity to talk with a number of people who asked questions about some of the latest research findings. The most frequently asked … 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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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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