Welcome to the Barber National Institute
Serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges and their families. Read our Mission Statement.
Erie, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Philadelphia, PA
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Services for Children with Disabilities


Children Clinical Services
The Barber National Institute offers a wide range of clinical services for children with disabilities and mental health needs from birth 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 multiple camps to suite your child's needs and are geared toward children with autism and developmental disabilities. Our camps offer a range of therapeutic and recreational options to meet the unique needs of children and teens.

Services for Adults with Disabilities

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


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


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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.


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Lakeside Senior Center focuses on maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens with developmental disabilities. 

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 offer a variety of support groups for  family members of individuals with developmental disabilities, including parents, grandparents and caregivers.