News & Updates from Barber National Institute

Local Business & Employee Recognized

Local Business & Employee Recognized

Posted on October 26th, 2020 at 4:03 PM

A locally owned business and a young man in its employ that had been presented with awards on Oct. 19 during an annual conference held by Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR) celebrating the inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities.

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Friends Helping Friends Shopping Event

Friends Helping Friends Shopping Event

Posted on October 14th, 2020 at 9:34 AM

You save, we win! You can save at Boscov's "Friends Helping Friends" shopping event, and help our ESO program for adults! Just shop in-store or online Wednesday, Oct. 14 or Thursday, Oct. 15 and you will receive 20% off your purchase. 

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Recognizing Community Businesses

Recognizing Community Businesses

Posted on October 12th, 2020 at 10:03 AM

As we celebrate Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, the Barber National Institute would like to recognize the community businesses that continue to employ adults hired through our Supported Employment Program. We are honored to work with these businesses to make the dream of employment come true for loyal, dedicated adults.

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Holiday Lights Contest to Brighten Community

Holiday Lights Contest to Brighten Community

Posted on October 1st, 2020 at 2:52 PM

“Home for the Holidays” Christmas lights contest is a new celebration to safely bring the community together to make the holidays brighter and more festive for everyone.

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Celebrating DSP Week

Celebrating DSP Week

Posted on September 11th, 2020 at 9:53 AM

As we celebrate Direct Support Professionals Week during Sept. 13-19, we want to commend all of the dedicated women who work with adults with disabilities to help them achieve their dreams.  Our DSPs are working in our residential group homes, day programs and at job sites across the region to support adults in all of their day-to-day activities and accomplishments.  They work closely with the adults, some of whom are our most vulnerable citizens, to build meaningful relationships and fulfilling lives.  They are truly our heroes, and we asked them to share what they love most about their work.

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Beast Team Iron Will

Beast Team Iron Will

Posted on September 8th, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Alan Will, a blind Army veteran, was an inspiration last year when he crossed the finish line with his son. This year, Team Iron Will is doing Beast on the Block this weekend in his memory. Thanks, Erie News Now for sharing this amazing story!

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Our Woman of the Century

Our Woman of the Century

Posted on August 17th, 2020 at 9:11 AM

Erie Times-News recognized our founder, Dr. Gertrude A. Barber, as Erie's Woman of the Century.

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Erie Gives a Huge Success

Erie Gives a Huge Success

Posted on August 12th, 2020 at 3:24 PM

We're so grateful to our amazingly generous donors, we surpassed our Erie Gives goal and then some!

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Barber Beast Virtual 5K

Barber Beast Virtual 5K

Posted on July 29th, 2020 at 8:00 AM

The Beast will be back – but with a whole new look for 2020.  The region’s largest obstacle challenge has changed to adapt to current safety rules and guidelines while still providing a fun group fitness experience.

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Residential Manager Recognized

Residential Manager Recognized

Posted on July 9th, 2020 at 1:17 PM

Jon White, one of our group home residential managers, was recognized by Erie News Now with their Front Line Hero Award.

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