New Device Helps People with Asperger’s Interpret Emotions – The Week in Neurodiversity (2/18/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a teen with Down syndrome fulfills his dreams of going to college, a new device can help those with Asperger’s detect moods, and Henry Winkler discusses his new book and growing up with dyslexia! These stories and more in this week’s edition.

[00:11] In Minnesota an early beginnings program is seeking to spot early signs of autism in toddlers.

[00:41] A teen with Down syndrome has accomplished his dream after receiving a college acceptance letter from the University of Iowa.

[00:57] A new wearable device can help those with Asperger’s identify the mood and tone of a conversation.

[01:35] Over in Nebraska, a support group is coming together to create a bill that will help students with dyslexia.

[02:11] An expert reveals on Fox 2 in St. Louis that research has linked depression with heart disease.

[02:44] Henry Winkler discusses the newest edition of children’s book and growing up with dyslexia.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Minnesota an early beginnings program is seeking to spot early signs of autism in toddlers. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/02/08/early-beginnings-program-seeks-to-spot-signs-of-autism-in-toddlers/

A teen with Down syndrome has accomplished his dream after receiving a college acceptance letter from the University of Iowa. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/01/30/down-syndrome-university-of-iowa-acceptance-letter-viral-video/97240028/

A new wearable device can help those with Asperger’s identify the mood and tone of a conversation. http://mashable.com/2017/02/01/mit-aspergers-conversation-coach/#O6.9jGsBSqqC

Over in Nebraska, a support group is coming together to create a bill that will help students with dyslexia. http://www.nbcneb.com/content/news/Support-gathering-for-bill-aimed-at-helping-dyslexic-students-413230603.html

An expert reveals on Fox 2 in St. Louis that research has linked depression with heart disease. http://fox2now.com/2017/02/09/expert-reveals-research-linking-depression-to-heart-disease/

Henry Winkler discusses the newest edition of children’s book and growing up with dyslexia. http://video.foxnews.com/v/5315600815001/?#sp=show-clips

 

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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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