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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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June 28, 2017

Preschool gets a visit from a GrumpaSaurusPotalope

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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March 22, 2017

There's no place like the Schreiber Gala

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We're in the middle of Gala Week here at Schreiber this week. The 35th Annual Gala is Saturday, and there's a lot going on in the final few days. This year's theme, "There's No Place Like Schreiber," has generated a lot of great ideas that we're sure will make this year's party another fun night of raising money for the children of Schreiber.

Here's a taste of what's happening this week.

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March 15, 2017

Scotty Chappell adjusting to life 'untethered'

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Scotty Chappell grimaced as he tried to grip the green putty as hard as he could.

"Squeeze as tight as you can -- that's right, tighter!" Laura Cunningham said to 4-year-old Scotty as he crushed the putty.

Scotty grunted as he continued to squeeze, and as soon as he saw the putty bulging out between his fingers, a large smile covered his face.

"All right, good job!" said Laura, Scotty's occupational therapist. "Now, can you do it again?"

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March 9, 2017

Schreiber speech therapist works her magic

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Every kiddo is different. But Schreiber Speech Therapist Katie Woods has seen enough children struggle with speech and language development that it didn't take her long to identify the issues for one of her current clients.

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February 28, 2017

New friends for kids at Circle of Friends

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We have a steady stream of volunteers who help out at Schreiber in many ways. One group that was here recently to spend time in our Circle of Friends Academy isn't your typical volunteer group.

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