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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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6 Tips to Make a Smooth Transition from Summer To School

The lazy, hazy days of summer are soon coming to an end for our children.  Playing outdoors until dark, daylong trips to the beach, amusement rides at Waldameer Park will soon be memories.  These casual days with few demands will … Continue reading

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National Safety Month Is A Great Time To Talk About Wandering

Our children are excited as they approach their final countdown to summer vacation. We as parents have probably been planning our children’s vacation schedule since the beginning of April.  I know I always did.  Summer is a time when we … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday Ideas

Between June and September kids can have approximately 82 days of summer vacation. How do you fill all those days? In many of my blogs I talk about keeping a schedule during holidays, vacations, and especially, during the summer.  It … Continue reading

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Kayaking, Swimming and the Behavioral Benefits

It is 80 degrees and sunny in Erie — perfect weather for outdoor sports, games or just about anything that you dreamed of doing in the midst of a snowstorm.  Summer provides a great opportunity for you and your child to … Continue reading

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Summer Transition, Tips and Tricks

Summer vacation is upon us! It’s a time to catch your breath and take a break from the daily grind. However, for parents raising children with special needs, summer time doesn’t necessarily mean “care free.”  Yes, there is no home work, … Continue reading

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Fun in the Summertime!

As summer approaches, I look back to Ryan’s summers growing up. What was true of him at age 3 is true at 19. He LOVES the outdoors. It can be any sport – bicycling, swimming, basketball, walking/running and more swimming – … Continue reading

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