Tag Archives: social skills

Summer Camps!

Most people think that when school ends on June 11th, we’re on vacation until the start of the next school year. Not true at the Barber National Institute! We have a number of programs that provide fun, recreational opportunities as … Continue reading

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Friendship Abounds at Connections Camp

“My child was not successful at the local summer day camps. What can you offer me?”  Fourteen years ago a small group of parents of children with high functioning autism/Asperger’s approached me and asked me to help them find a … Continue reading

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There’s Nothin’ Better Than A Good Old Fashion’ Friend

The latest report released by the CDC indicating one in 68 8-year- olds has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has everyone talking. This 30% increase since 2012 tells me that every elementary classroom probably has one child on the spectrum.  Looking … Continue reading

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Love Your Pet Day – A Day of Celebration

Did you have a pet growing up?  My family had Doodles, a spirited Kerry Blue Terrier who we all adored.  Doodles was very gentle, loyal and affectionate.  He would even allow little children to ride him like a horse.  I … Continue reading

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Why Are Children with Disabilities at a Higher Risk for Obesity?

Have you been walking your way to health?  This week is Healthy Weight Week.   Unfortunately, obesity is more prevalent in people with disabilities than people without disabilities.  Obesity rates for children with disabilities are approximately 38% higher than children without disabilities.  … Continue reading

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Autism Research: 2 Studies You May Have Missed

Research reveals how new eye-tracking technology for infants and medication for teenagers makes a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of autism A new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, asked the question “Does how long an infant spend … 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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