A nationally renowned expert in Autism has made her way to Syracuse to speak with parents tonight. Dr. Temple Grandin has been heard on NPR’s Fresh Air and has been sharing her life through books and appearances. Grandin says she received very early childhood intervention when she was a child. One of the problems Grandin sees with kids on the higher end of the Autism spectrum is they’re not learning work skills. She says that instruction needs happen well before High School Graduation.
Central New York business leaders got an optimistic economic forecast Thursday at the CenterState CEO, but also found out that their own attitudes may be holding the area back. The corporation hosted a breakfast at the OnCenter to release its economic forecast, which suggests better times for 2014. An M&T Bank economist says business growth should be about 2.8%. But CenterState President Rob Simpson says he hears the area is stagnant and flat.
Central New York business leaders and homeowners are publicly expressing their support for Governor Cuomo’s $2 billion tax relief plan. They joined government officials Wednesday to urge the state legislature to approve the proposal. DeWitt Town Supervisor Ed Michalenko says the business community isn’t used to such a friendly atmosphere in tax decision-makers.
Some of the scientific community that’s been studying Hydro-fracking for natural gas is trying to broaden the discussion about impacts and expectations. A series of forums will look at emerging knowledge around gas drilling in Marcellus shale here in New York.