The World Really Is a Stage, Scripts and All, to an Actor With Autism

Mickey Rowe

SYRACUSE — Early Thursday morning at the cafe across the street from Syracuse Stage, an actor named Mickey Rowe ducked in from the drizzly chill just as a barista unlocked the door. Starring as Christopher Boone in Simon Stephens’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” he had a matinee to perform in

Families of young people with autism struggle with mental health needs

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined to mesh-tented beds, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows. These young people — who may shout for hours, bang their heads on walls or lash out violently at home — are

‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro, and partner with cerebral palsy, look to wow Buffalo


Mayo Alanen danced eight years ago on ABC-TV’s smash hit “Dancing with the Stars” with actress Lisa Rinna, as well as fellow professional dance instructors Kym Johnson and Anna Demidova. He has taken the ballroom dance circuit by storm during the last year with a different partner, Lauren Walier, a 20-year-old college freshman with cerebral

3 from Niagara County honored at developmental disabilities statewide conference

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Three Niagara County residents received statewide honors at the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State conference on Oct. 30 in Saratoga Springs. All three honorees were chosen from nominees across New York. Awardees include: New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt of North Tonawanda received the Legislator of the Year Award. As chair of

Hot Topic! Gala & Parent Network Leaders


On September 28th, 2017, Parent Network of Western New York was happy to celebrate our 30th Anniversary of helping the community with a Throwback Thursday Gala. The event took place at Hotel Henry, “The Henry”, former Richardson Olmsted Campus, an architectural legacy of the National History Landmark. The fundraising event filled the hotel with a

32nd Annual College Night

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Western New York College Consortium of Disability Advocates The consortium, better known as “C.C.D.A.,” is comprised of a group of post secondary and secondary education professionals, along with community and government agency representatives who are directly involved in working with students with disabilities. The group was originally formed to address the needs of students with

Buffalo Public School – High School Showcase

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Presented by the Departments of Guidance & Counseling, Career & Technical Education, & Central Registration Center The 2017 HIGH SCHOOL SHOWCASE is designed to be a “one-stop shop” where parents, guardians, and students can: Meet with representatives from all BPS high schools to learn about programs available to students, including our Career & Technical Education