The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University brought together five area children to take part in a week-long camp for kids who chat a bit differently. Everyone has a voice—some just use the touch of a screen.
Today was the final day of the first-ever CHAT camp, or also known as the camp of “communicative hope through assistive technology.” Speech and language pathologist Beth Tollar thinks kids with unique ways of speaking need to know they aren’t alone.
A cross cultural coalition of more than a dozen advocacy groups is stepping up pressure on the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, and Centro in light of the treatment of Brad Hulett.
The story has gathered momentum since the Post-Standard published a story last week about Hulett’s plans to sue the city, county, and Centro over the incident that took place back in May. Regional director of the NYCLU Barrie Gewanter sums up what happened…
From volcanoes in science class to high-energy Zumba workouts, O.C.C. is opening its doors to college life for students with learning disabilities from all over the Onondaga County.
The week-long New Visions program is currently underway for handicapped community members who wish to experience college as any other student would. Program Director Amy Mech says this is a chance for disabled students to be educated and build social skills in a much more familiar setting.
Regional transportation officials fear the community will be polarized over what to do with the elevated portion of Interstate 81 through Syracuse. Engineers just got the green light to spend the next few months conducting an environmental impact review of the various options, and narrow them down to one or two.