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Elizabeth Lee Black School
Elizabeth Lee Black School
The Elizabeth Lee Black School helps children ages 3-21 achieve their potential.
Family Based Therapy
Family Based Therapy
Family Based Therapy provides intensive support to children and teens and their families.
Services for Adults
Services for Adults
Transitional Work Services helps adults build the skills they need for community employment.
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Philadelphia Region
Community Endeavors enables adults to develop interests and explore resources in Philadelphia.
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Pittsburgh Region
Through Pittsburgh's Home and Community Habilitation program, adults work one-on-one to build independence.
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Welcome to the Barber National Institute
Welcome to the Barber National Institute
Serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges and their families. Read our Mission Statement.
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Christmas Ball Reservations
Christmas Ball Reservations
Make Reservations now for the Barber Christmas Ball on Dec. 17!
Outpatient Clinic
Outpatient Clinic
Barber Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic Opens in Modern, Centrally-Located Facility
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Help Barber Achieve More
Your gift to the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Foundation will make dreams come true for children and adults with disabilities.  Donate now!
A Career That's Right for You
A Career That's Right for You
Look at our open positions!
 
 
Mission Statement
Serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges and their families.
Mission Statement
 

Services for Children with Disabilities or Behavioral Health Challenges

 

Children Clinical Services
 
The Barber National Institute offers a wide range of behavioral health services for children with mental health needs from childhood through adolescence and the teenage years. Programs are designed to meet the unique strengths and challenges for each individual and family, and our staff is committed to helping children and teens reach their fullest potential.
 
 
 

 

Children Education Private Schooling
The Elizabeth Lee Black School, an approved private school, provides preschool and school-aged children with high quality, educational programs to meet their individual needs. Our faculty implements state-of-the-art services to meet and exceed the highest standard of education for our children.

 

 

 

Camps for Kids
The Barber National Institute offers summer camps for children and young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. Our camps offer recreational activities with flexible scheduling to meet the unique needs of families.

 

 

Services for Adults with Disabilities or Behavioral Health Challenges

We provide services that will foster greater independence, increase community involvement and improve social interaction.

 

Adult Day Services Box

Adult Day Services offer an assortment of services to meet the needs of individuals with developmental challenges and make the most of individual strengths. 

 

 

 

Adult Residential Box

Adult Residential Services offer a multitude of programs for their residents including Community Homes, Supported Living, Respite Care, Intermediate Care Facilities and Lifesharing through Family Living.

 

 

Mental Health Partial

The Acute Mental Health Partial Program helps individuals with a mental health diagnosis manage daily challenges. 

 

 

Family Support Services

Every family has unique needs, strengths and preferences. Our Family Support Services offer many programs which are flexible in meeting your needs.

 

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Our Agency with Choice (AWC) program is a financial management/participant directed service available to individuals with an intellectual disability who reside in their own residence or the home of family.

 

 

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"SibSessions" are monthly events for children ages 5 to 16 who have a brother or sister with a developmental disability.

 

 

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Family & Community Support Services helps families identify and purchase services to enrich the life of the individual residing in the family home.