Inclusion Desk

Connections: Discussing new guidelines for autism screenings

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend specific autism screenings during well visits when children are 18 month and 24 months...
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Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:29am
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First Festival of Inclusion kicks off Spread the Word campaign

Over the weekend, The Golisano Foundation , Special Olympics, and Best Buddies hosted the first-ever Festival of Inclusion at Nazareth College. Hundreds...
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Mon, 03/02/2020 - 5:54am
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Connections: Previewing the first-ever Festival of Inclusion

The first-ever Festival of Inclusion kicks off on Sunday. The community-based event organized by the Golisano Foundation, Best Buddies, and Special...
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Thu, 02/27/2020 - 10:31am
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Special Olympics New York Winter Games in Rochester this weekend

About 1,000 athletes and coaches from around the state are in Rochester this weekend for the 50th Special Olympics New York Winter Games. The...
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 2:14pm
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Connections: Irish tenor and Paralympian Ronan Tynan

Acclaimed Irish tenor and Paralympian Ronan Tynan is coming to Rochester to speak and sing at two events. Tynan was born with phocomelia, a lower limb...
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:13am
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Six Flags Darien Lake gets Certified Autism Center designation

Six Flags Darien Lake, and the other 25 Six Flags parks nationwide, has earned a "Certified Autism Center" designation, the first ever family of parks...
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Fri, 02/07/2020 - 12:17am
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'First of its kind' Autism Nature Trail nearing reality at Letchworth

Five years ago, a retired school administrator from Batavia named Loren Penman had a conversation with her neighbor. What she didn’t know then is that...
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 4:41am
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Connections: Dialogue on Disability - Sports, media, and inclusion

We wrap up our annual Dialogue on Disability Week with a conversation about sports, media, and inclusion. Special Olympics New York is celebrating 50...
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:08am
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There's a caregiver shortage -- what's stopping men from filling the gap?

Kirk Matthews was winning. He had only to sink the eight ball into one of the pockets of a new pool table, and he’d have the victory. “Eight ball,...
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 5:42am
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Demand for disability support services outweighs supply

Dozens of deaf-blind people throughout Rochester are waiting for funding to help them with everyday activities. One of them is sitting in a conference...
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 8:09am
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