Home for the Holidays
Christmas LIghts Contest
Brighten the holidays -- and compete for great prizes including 1st place of $1000 -- by decorating your home or business! Register for our first Holiday Lights contest before Dec. 5. Voting will take place Dec. 12 - Jan. 2.
Thank You
Essential Workers
We want to extend a very special thank you to our essential employees continuing to provide services to our children and adults throughout this pandemic. We are so grateful for you and the work you do!
Barber Online Store
Note Cards Now for Sale
Celebrate the holiday season with artwork created by our students.
Home for the Holidays
Holiday Giving
Although we won’t be celebrating together this holiday season, we can still be together in a spirit of generosity. Please consider a donation to help the Barber National Institute make a better life for our families, friends and neighbors in our community.
Love What You Do
Join the Barber Team in your Area
The Barber National Institute employs more than 3,100 dedicated and caring professionals who carry out our mission of making dreams come true for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges and their families.
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Covid-19 Information & Updates
As news is evolving quickly relating to the Covid-19 emergency, we are working to provide our families, staff and the community with up-to-date information regarding our response as well as resources for employees and families.
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health
Intellectual Disabilities
Intellectual Disabilities

Watch this video message from John Barber, President and CEO of Barber National Institute

Intellectual Disabilities and Behavioral Health Services

Providing hope and opportunity to individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities or behavioral health challenges is the mission of the Barber National Institute.  We offer a range of education, job training, residential and behavioral health services to more than 6,200 children and adults and their families from our main campus in Erie, PA, and in the Northwestern Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia regions, as well as training and development to professionals around the world. 

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