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Barber National Institute


We are “making dreams come true.” We provide children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or behavioral health challenges and their families the education, support and resources needed to be self-reliant, independent, and valued members of their community. In addition, we provide the professionals who serve them with world-class education and training.

Programs and Services

Donors support life-changing services that bring hope and opportunity to more than 6,200 individuals annually:
- Early Intervention therapies birth to age 3
- Approved private school with advanced technology for students ages 3 – 21 from 24 area school districts
- Preschool education for typical and at-risk children
- Autism Center for diagnosis and treatment
- Supported Employment with help finding jobs in the community
- Community Participation Supports for adults to build skills and integration
- Range of behavioral health therapies including an acute partial hospitalization facility for children and teens facing serious mental health challenges
- 55 residential group homes in Erie County
- Summer camps for individuals with autism


Laura R Schaaf
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