Week in Neurodiversity – Michael Jordan Makes the Dreams of a Fan with Autism Come True (8/27/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a young man with Down syndrome scores a touchdown, bee venom is helping those with Parkinson’s, and what did Michael Jordan do for a fan with autism? All these stories and more!
[00:14] Artist with Asperger’s has life changed from TV
[00:48] Bee venom provides relief for people Parkinson’s
[01:12] Student with Down’s Syndrome scores touchdown, teams celebrate
[01:46] Alzheimer’s patients in San Diego receive device to help keep them safe
[02:13] Warriors’ Ascent charity event helps veterans and first responders deal with PTSD
[02:39] Michael Jordan sends gear to fan with autism
[03:31] Different Brains™ founder Hackie Reitman M.D. at the USAAA World Conference

 

FOR THE FULL STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Artist with Asperger’s has life changed from TV acting – http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2016-08-17/brilliant-artist-chris-baker-has-aspergers-being-on-tv-changed-his-life/

Bee venom provides relief for people Parkinson’s – http://wgntv.com/2016/08/17/bee-venom-therapy-provides-unique-relief-to-parkinsons-sufferers/

Student with Down’s Syndrome scores touchdown, teams celebrate – http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/18148-teams-celebrate-as-teen-with-down-syndrome-scores-touchdown-the-sportsmanship-was-incredible

Alzheimer’s patients in San Diego receive device to help keep them safe – http://www.10news.com/news/families-of-alzheimers-patients-receive-life-saving-device

Warriors’ Ascent charity event helps veterans and first responders deal with PTSD – http://www.kmbc.com/9-can-help/warriors-ascent-helps-veterans-first-responders-deal-with-ptsd/41248668

Michael Jordan sends gear to fan with autism – http://ballislife.com/michael-jordan-calls-sends-gear-to-viral-mj-fan-with-autism/

For more on the USAAA World Conference: www.usautism.org

 

 

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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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