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.
As we enter the New Year, many of us are pledging to get healthier — to lose weight, exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables. But possibly the healthiest resolution, and one of the most enduring, is to quit smoking. But given that tobacco kills more people every year than alcohol, car accidents, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, fire and AIDS combined, wouldn’t it be better never to start?
Judging began this week for the annual Central New York Scholastic Art Awards, the largest annual student art competition in the United States.
Simulation prepares teens for financial responsibilities
Focal Point Federal Credit Union and Cazenovia High School are teaming up to give Cazenovia teens a taste of the real world for the second year in a row.
Three designs to be sent to CRIS-CAT volunteers
Students in Dan Salamida’s illustration class at Cazenovia College designed holiday cards for Community Resources for Independent Seniors to send to people who volunteer for the CRIS-CAT program.
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.
Franz finds success on baseball, hockey teams
It’s a long way from the wide open spaces of patrolling center field for St. Lawrence University’s NCAA Division III baseball team to playing in front of 5,000 fans at the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid in an NCAA Division I hockey game, but that is just the path Cazenovia’s Carter Franz has taken early in his senior year at St. Lawrence.
Children with developmental disabilities and severe medical issues who visit Casey’s Place for overnight, weekend or after-school care can imagine themselves all grown up with a career, thanks to students in Cazenovia College’s Interior Design Club.
Jones, Wallach kiosk design to be judged in April
Out of more than 200 entries from 10 countries, two students in Cazenovia College’s Interior Design Program have placed in the top 12 of the 2012-13 PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge.
College Application Essay
Lamb, mixed with rice, garlic and spices, rolled tightly in grape leaves, then soaked in lemon juice and cooked with pork steaks — and a rock on top, to keep it all in the pot. It’s called Yebret, a Syrian family favorite.
Lakers rally late to tie New Hartford, 4-4
In the ongoing ice hockey saga involving the Laker sides of Cazenovia and Skaneateles, it’s clear now that the power has shifted back west. Skaneateles proved this by going to the Morrisville State IcePlex last Tuesday night and taking apart Cazenovia in all phases of the game on the way to a 7-0 shutout victory.
Lakers recover with strong win over J-E
Wins in each of its first two games had quickly propelled the Cazenovia boys basketball team to the top in the OHSL Liberty American division. But the Lakers’ brief win streak would halt at Phoenix last Tuesday night as the Firebirds continued its surprising start by rallying in the second half to top Cazenovia 65-56.
Lady Lakers seek help in obtaining new uniforms
The Cazenovia girls indoor track team is gearing up to replicate the most successful season in program history, which they achieved last year.
The First Presbyterian Church in Cazenovia will celebrate the second Sunday of the Advent season at its morning worship service at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16.