Week in Neurodiversity – Carly Simon Discusses Her Dyslexia (10/8/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, an apartment complex takes care of those with autism, Carly Simon talks about growing up with dyslexia, and have you seen the football player with Down syndrome that scored a touchdown for his sick mother? All these stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:13] In New York, a new apartment complex is combining housing and services for young adults with autism.

[00:38] A technology company has gained exclusive rights to tests that could help doctors diagnosed Parkinson’s and autism.

[01:01] Carly Simon discusses her childhood struggles with dyslexia on ABC Boston’s news series Chronicle.

[01:54] A robotic tackling dummy is being used to help keep players safe from concussions during practice.

[02:34] In Novi, Michigan, a high school football player with Down syndrome scored a touchdown for his sick mother.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In New York, a new apartment complex is combining housing and services for young adults with autism. http://wnyt.com/news/autism-housing-cohoes/4276406/

A technology company has gained exclusive rights to tests that could help doctors diagnosed Parkinson’s and autism. http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2016/09/27/bethesda-firm-acquires-new-tests-to-diagnose.html

Carly Simon discusses her childhood struggles with dyslexia on ABC Boston’s news series Chronicle. http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/chronicle-carly-simons-childhood-struggles/41873884

A robotic tackling dummy is being used to help keep players safe from concussions during practice. http://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/humanoids/how-a-robot-football-player-will-prevent-concussions

In Novi, Michigan, a high school football player with Down syndrome scored a touchdown for his sick mother. http://detne.ws/2d7c01O

 

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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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