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If you've ever been to Schreiber, you know the place is full of amazing stories. The dedicated staff that works with the kids every day. An amazing team of volunteers, from the folks who help with office tasks to board members and committee members. And the families.

Especially the families.

The moms and dads who deal with some of the toughest situations a parent can face. And the kids. The kids who come in here and put in so much work to make their lives better, more independent. And they do it with smiles.

There are lots of stories that we know you -- in Lancaster County and beyond -- would be interested in and connect with. And we want to tell them.

That's the purpose of this blog.

And we want to hear from you -- parents of Schreiber kiddos, Schreiber alumni, volunteers -- so that we hear about the stories we might not know about. Leave a comment here. Contact us on Facebook. Or shoot me an email.

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October 10, 2017

The Brenneman boys are all Schreiber boys

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Danielle Brenneman's first son Miles was born with cerebral palsy. He received services from Schreiber starting with early intervention home visits from Schreiber Physical Therapist Kristie Schroeder when he was 6 months old, and began at Schreiber's S.T.A.R.S. Preschool when he was 3. Dani was so happy with all of her experiences, she sent two more boys -- Levi and Issac, both typically developing -- to Schreiber, too.

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October 5, 2017

The Extraordinary Give is coming

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

The Extraordinary Give is less than two months away. Remember, this is the day of online giving organized by the Lancaster County Community Foundation to support participating central Pennsylvania nonprofits. The past few years, thanks to your generous support, we have been fortunate to finish among the top 10 nonprofits in terms of dollars raised and donations received. With your help, we can do that again this year. Here's the plan.

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September 26, 2017

Happy birthday, Michelina

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Michelina Pilsner stopped in the middle of Schreiber's parking lot. Schreiber Occupational Therapist Amy Mosteller stood behind her and turned her away from the big truck that was parked nearby. There was a surprise waiting for Michelina.

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August 24, 2017

Five reasons to come to Schreiberpalooza

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Schreiberpalooza is our annual night of live music and dancing to raise money for the children of Schreiber. There are lots of reason to support the event, to be held Saturday, Sept. 9. Over the next week, we will list the five best reasons.

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June 28, 2017

Preschool gets a visit from a GrumpaSaurusPotalope

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Randall Haines works in security at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. He was deployed twice as a captain in the Pennsylvania National Guard. But don't let the tough-guy resume fool you. Randall is just as comfortable sitting down with a bunch of preschoolers to read a book. His book.

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June 20, 2017

Michael Corretger: Hearing is believing

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

If you haven't seen Michael Corretger's adorable little face, yet, you probably will soon. We've kind of adopted him here as the new face of Circle of Friends Academy, our daycare center.

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May 26, 2017

Seeing the glass half full with Shelby Stroman

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Steve Stroman said people are drawn to his daughter Shelby. Maybe it's her curious eyes and captivating smile. Maybe it's her fighting spirit. Whatever it is, there's no denying that you want to just hug her when you see her.

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May 10, 2017

Summer means camps at Schreiber

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

For families that have children with special needs, the idea of a summer camp might seem out of reach.

Here at Schreiber, we make those camps completely reachable.

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May 5, 2017

Anthony Melendez's new look

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

Anthony Menendez has been a Schreiber kiddo since he was a year old. For all of his time here, he has been a happy, energetic presence, in our S.T.A.R.S. preschool and during therapy visits. He even spent a year as a Schreiber Ambassador, attending our annual Gala and other fundraising events.

He managed all of that despite being born with serious physical challenges, including chronic lung disease and having several of his internal organs located in a sac outside his body.

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March 29, 2017

Support an OT during National Occupational Therapy Month

Posted by Dan  Permalink 

April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Here at Schreiber, we have 10 OTs. Each of them is great at what they do. And for the entire month of April, you can show them how much they mean to all of us.

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