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Crisis Services

ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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Barber National Institute: SibSessions

Hosted by The Barber National Institute

SIB Sessions provide a comfortable setting for children and teens to share and learn about the ups and downs of being a brother or a sister to a sibling with a disability. Sessions are offered to siblings ages 5 through 15 (their 16th birthday is the cutoff date.)

During the sessions, siblings receive a light breakfast and can enjoy a variety of fun activities such as crafts, games, and swimming or field trips as scheduled.

Sessions are held at the Barber National Institute on the third Saturday of every month, September through May, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sessions are offered free of charge but advance reservations are required.

To reserve a spot for SIB Sessions, please contact Diane Krasinski at 814-878-5961 by Wednesday prior to the session.

For additional information, contact Sara Hollis at 814-878-5961.

The Barber National Institute provides behavioral health and intellectual disabilities services to children and adults in Pennsylvania.


Barber National Institute

100 Barber Place
Erie, PA 16507