Barber National Institute

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We are "making dreams come true." We provide children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, and 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

  • Life-changing services for more than 6,200 individuals annually including:
  • Early Intervention therapies birth to age 3
  • Approved private school for students ages 3 - 21 from 24 area school districts
  • Preschool for typical and at-risk children
  • Supported Employment to find jobs in the community
  • Behavioral health therapies for children, adults and families
  • 55 residential group homes
  • Summer camps for children and adults with autism and multiple disabilities


Laura Schaaf, Director of Giving

Send an email | View the website | 814-528-4898

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