News & Updates from Barber National Institute

A Welcome from Art Show Sponsors

A Welcome from Art Show Sponsors

Posted on June 2nd, 2020 at 10:32 AM

The family sponsoring the Jay & Mona Kang Art Show and Sale is inviting the community to visit the new virtual online exhibit.

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Art Show Now Open

Art Show Now Open

Posted on June 1st, 2020 at 6:02 AM

The Jay & Mona Kang Virtual Art Show and Sale sponsored by the Barber National Institute is now open online through Sunday, June 21.

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ELBS Named School of Excellence

ELBS Named School of Excellence

Posted on May 21st, 2020 at 4:37 PM
For the 13th consecutive year, the Elizabeth Lee Black School has been recognized by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) as a 2020-2021 School of Excellence.

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DSP Presents at PAR Event

DSP Presents at PAR Event

Posted on May 19th, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Christina Nowell, a residential manager in a Barber National Institute Philadelphia group home, joined a panel of speakers presented by PAR to advocate for support of persons with intellectual disabilities.

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Philadelphia Foundation Funds Supplies

Philadelphia Foundation Funds Supplies

Posted on May 18th, 2020 at 12:24 PM

The Barber National Institute has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the PHL COVID-19 Fund, a partnership between the Philadelphia Foundation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

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Support DSPs:  Letter to the Editor

Support DSPs: Letter to the Editor

Posted on May 18th, 2020 at 11:25 AM

A letter urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to support Direct Support Professionals they allocate federal Covid-19 relief funds was published in the Erie-Times News on Sunday, May 17.

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Community Rallies to Donate Masks

Community Rallies to Donate Masks

Posted on May 13th, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Volunteers from Mask Erie made delivered 2,500 handmade masks that the organization has made for the Barber National Institute.

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Parent Message to Staff

Parent Message to Staff

Posted on May 10th, 2020 at 8:00 AM

From going on walks to working on IEP goals, hear what parent Kim Sayre has to say about her son Michael’s time in his residential group home during the pandemic.

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Artists Working Together

Artists Working Together

Posted on May 7th, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Frank Fecko, fine arts supervisor at the Barber National Institute, brought together four adult artists to collaborate on a painting.

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Pandemic and Autism

Pandemic and Autism

Posted on April 10th, 2020 at 2:53 PM

After so much uncertainty for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, see what Hope Martinsonand Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey have to say about coping and learning during these difficult times.

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