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It’s National Volunteer Week!

As we recognize National Volunteer Week, I think back 63 years ago, to 1952. A group of volunteers, including Gertrude Barber, members of the Erie community and several parents, established the first classroom for children with disabilities in Erie. It’s … Continue reading

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How To Get Involved This April

April is Autism Awareness Month! In honor of that, there are several great events going on in our community. Since it can be hard to keep up, I’ve created a timeline below for families to reference during this fun-filled month. … Continue reading

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Do You Know BrainSTEPS?

Today’s guest blogger is Cindy Priester, OTR/L, MS. Cindy is the Educational Program Coordinator at the Elizabeth Lee Black School. She was an OT for 31 years at BNI before accepting the coordinator position. She currently volunteers as a team … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela – A Champion of People with Disabilities

Did you know that Nelson Mandela was not only a hero of democracy, but he was a champion of people with disabilities?  As I began reading about Nelson Mandela following his passing, I learned that when he left his role … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Talk Turkey

There were the smells of wonderfully rich things cooking –the pervasive scent of the sizzling turkey, the touch of the linen napkins at the table, and the cool smoothness of the “twice a year China” and heavy silver settings.  Sounds … Continue reading

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