It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that autism has risen to one in every 88 births in the United States. In order to raise awareness about the programs and services available to families affected by autism, the New York State Senate has commemorated April 2013 as Autism Awareness Month.
When Caryn Daher’s son, Jon, was little, he was into everything — even more than the average toddler. “He was… constantly bumping and crashing into things and people and seeking-jumping type activities,” said Daher, a Cicero resident. “He had difficulty in regulating and responding to movement activities appropriately. It went far beyond a ‘busy’ toddler.” In addition, Jon struggled with a variety of sounds, often withdrawing or avoiding certain situations because of the noise level. He had higher-than-average sensitivities to food, temperature and touch. In addition, his speech was delayed. It was that delay that led to help for his other issues. Through his speech therapist, Jon was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder.
Dear Charlotte, Daniel, Olivia, Josephine, Ana, Dylan, Madeline, Jesse, Catherine, Chase, James, Grace, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Avielle, Benjamin and Allison, You were taken too soon, that is true. It is also true that you have experienced an unimaginable, horrifying end to your promising lives. I am so truly sad that this world will not experience you as teenagers, young adults, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandfathers and grandmothers. You didn’t get your chance to fulfill the promise in your shining eyes and wide grins depicted in the photos lovingly treasured and shared by your families.
This spring, in conjunction with the Preeclampsia Foundation, Lorelle Lashway is coordinating the first-ever Syracuse Promise Walk at Onondaga Lake Park. The walk will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Registration opens to the public on Jan. 1 at promisewalk.org/Syracuse, and costs $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed landmark legislation that would change the lives of the disabled nationwide. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services.
Enable, which is also known as the United Cerebral Palsy and Handicapped Children's Association of Syracuse Inc., provides clinical, educational, personal and community services to people with disabilities all over Central New York. The agency serves more than 1,500 adults and children each year.
For those in need, there is such a thing as a free lunch. This summer, sites across the country will provide free, nutritionally balanced meals to any child under the age of 18 who qualifies for free or reduced lunch during the school year. There are some 50 sites in Onondaga County alone.
With expected hot temperatures heading to the area, Onondaga County Executive Mahoney and County Parks are pleased to announce they will be opening the beaches a day ahead of schedule at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25.
CNY Real Diaper Circle will take part in an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on Saturday, April 21, at Shoppingtown Mall.
What every parent should know when it comes to their child’s dental health
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month , sponsored by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Below are answers to frequently-asked questions about child dental health, courtesy of two doctors from the office of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for All Ages, 8106 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville. For more information on the American Dental Association visit ada.org. For more information about Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for All Ages call 637-6961 or visit pediatricdent.com.
The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology is a great place to spend a blustery winter’s day. It’s always warm inside the MOST’s historic Armory Building location in downtown Syracuse.
Kick off Winter Break at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the “Fayetteville Free Library Fab Lab Open House.” Don’t miss an informal opportunity for you to explore the Fab Lab technology, including the FFL’s MakerBot 3-D printers and PSP Super Computer!
You won’t see lions and tigers this month at the Children’s Consortium Drop In Play Center. Instead, it’s all about Bears, Bears, and Bears! Parents and their children are invited to enjoy play, stories, movement and songs every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For many years the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored Children’s Dental Health Month in February. In an effort to examine children who have never seen a dentist, many dentists help to celebrate this month by offering some free care.
Having a healthy dental record as an adult begins in our youth. Developing healthy dental habits as a child is important, and Syracuse area dentists Dr. Karen Lawitts and Dr. Nancy Yeates have several tips for February, National Children’s Dental Health Month.