special needs http://wrvo.org en Special Olympics get underway in Syracuse this weekend http://wrvo.org/post/special-olympics-get-underway-syracuse-weekend <p>Almost 700 athletes will file into the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse this evening to kick-off this year’s New York Special Olympic Games.</p><p>The OnCenter will also host floor hockey competition. Alpine skiing will be at Greek Peak. And there are snowshoeing and cross-country ski races too.</p><p>Stacey Eder, the volunteer coordinator for the Special Olympics, says having their annual event coincide with the Winter Olympics in Russia will add to the excitement.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51717 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo visits Syracuse to fight for those with special needs and disabilities http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-visits-syracuse-fight-those-special-needs-and-disabilities <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Syracuse today to promote his legislation for protecting people with special needs and disabilities.</p><p>The legislation creates a center which would have primary responsibility for investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of disabled people in state operated or licensed facilities. Last year there were 10,000 such allegations.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 20:45:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 19382 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo announces reform package to protect those with special needs http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-announces-reform-package-protect-those-special-needs <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a major reform package aimed at ending the abuse and neglect of people with disabilities in state care.</p><p>The governor was joined by legislative leaders, district attorneys, and people with disabilities at the state Capitol on Monday.</p><p> Tue, 08 May 2012 15:12:01 +0000 Marie Cusick 18893 at http://wrvo.org