Week in Neurodiversity – Michael J Fox & Dave Matthews Jam for Parkinson’s (11/26/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a student with autism becomes homecoming king, “Aspergers Are Us” takes the world by storm in their new documentary, and Michael J. Fox jams with Dave Matthews for a Parkinson’s Benefit! All these stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:12] Chase Bailey, a 14-year-old boy with autism, is hosting his won YouTube cooking show.

[00:58] The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has released a campaign video allowing those with the condition to answer an array of commonly asked questions about the condition.

[01:34] In South Florida, a student with autism has won homecoming kind at South Plantation high school.

[02:28] “Asperger’s Are Us” is a comedy troupe whose members are all on the autism spectrum, and are the subject of a new.

[02:52] A unique new outpatient program at Seattle Children’s is helping treat OCD.

[03:19] Michael J. Fox jams on stage with Dave Matthews at a Parkinson’s Cure Benefit.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Chase Bailey, a 14-year-old boy with autism, is hosting his won YouTube cooking show. http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/19822-how-cooking-helped-14-year-old-boy-with-autism-overcome-his-challenges

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has released a campaign video allowing those with the condition to answer an array of commonly asked questions about the condition. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3925844/Powerful-campaign-address-commonly-asked-questions-syndrome.html

In South Florida, a student with autism has won homecoming kind at South Plantation high school. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-broward-schools-homecoming-king-20161110-story.html

“Asperger’s Are Us” is a comedy troupe whose members are all on the autism spectrum, and are the subject of a new. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/movies/aspergers-are-us-review.html

A unique new outpatient program at Seattle Children’s is helping treat OCD. http://www.king5.com/news/local/rare-ocd-program-now-at-seattle-childrens/346814947

Michael J. Fox jams on stage with Dave Matthews at a Parkinson’s Cure Benefit. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7580340/michael-j-fox-dave-matthews-parkinsons-cure-benefit-video

 

 

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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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