News & Updates from Barber National Institute

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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Bollinger Becomes Campus of Barber National Institute

Bollinger Becomes Campus of Barber National Institute

Posted on July 1st, 2020 at 9:03 AM

A new member has been officially welcomed into the Barber National Institute family.  The merger with Bollinger Enterprises (BEi) became official on July 1, 2020.  The organization serving adults with intellectual disabilities in Warren- Forest counties is now the Bollinger Campus of the Barber National Institute.

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Remote Services Help Babies

Remote Services Help Babies

Posted on June 24th, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Early Intervention Services continue to be provided remotely to for babies and toddlers to address a full range of developmental delays.

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2020 Award Winners

2020 Award Winners

Posted on June 16th, 2020 at 11:34 AM

Watch the video announcement of the 2020 Jay & Mona Kang Art Show & Sale award winners

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ELBS 2020 Graduation

ELBS 2020 Graduation

Posted on June 11th, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Although we could not be together in person, we can still celebrate the accomplishments of our eight graduating students from the Elizabeth Lee Black School. Join John Barber, Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey and our ELBS teachers as they deliver a special message for their graduates.

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