A Dog Surfs For PTSD!? – Week In Neurodiversity (1/7/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a girl with dyslexia creates a virtual reality program to help her peers, a man with down syndrome inspires others through a fitness class, and Ricochet the surf dog wears a Santa costume for PTSD awareness! These stories and more in this week’s episode!

 

[00:11] A teen with Asperger’s with a knack for fixing appliances has been offered a job that perfectly fits his talents.

[00:47] A man with Down syndrome is inspiring others through a fitness class.

[01:13] A girl with dyslexia out of England designs a virtual reality system to spot the early signs of the condition.

[01:51] A boxing program in Oregon is helping those with Parkinson’s fight against the disease.

[02:34] And finally, Ricochet the surf dog wore a Santa outfit while surfing to help veterans with PTSD.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A teen with Asperger’s with a knack for fixing appliances has been offered a job that perfectly fits his talents. http://koin.com/2016/12/26/appliance-store-helps-teen-with-aspergers-find-his-passion/

A man with Down syndrome is inspiring others through a fitness class. http://www.wtoc.com/story/34145717/man-with-down-syndrome-inspires-others-through-fitness-class

A girl with dyslexia out of England designs a virtual reality system to spot the early signs of the condition. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-38421064

A boxing program in Oregon is helping those with Parkinson’s fight against the disease. http://www.kgw.com/news/local/knocking-out-parkinsons/379841837

And finally, Ricochet the surf dog wore a Santa outfit while surfing to help veterans with PTSD. http://www.theinertia.com/surf/ricochet-the-surf-dog-dons-santa-claus-outfit-to-help-veterans-with-ptsd/

 

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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