Week In Neurodiversity – The MMA Fighter With Autism (6-25-16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a girl with autism receives thousands of cards for her birthday, comedian Michael McCreary opens about having Asperger’s, and did you here about the MMA fighter who was just diagnosed with autism?

 

[00:10] A young girl with Down syndrome becomes the face for a TJ Maxx ad.

[00:39] A teenage girl with autism receives over 10,000 cards for her birthday.

[01:26] Comedian Michael McCreary uses his stand-up to address having Asperger’s.

[01:54] A performance psychologist who works with firefighters to help with their stress and anxiety, and he recently spoke with Business Insider about the topic.

[02:23] MMA Fighter opens up about being diagnosed with autism, and the struggles of growing up without the diagnosis.

[02:55] A young woman with autism who is living her dream of being a star with her YouTube.

[03:17] Recommended channel: Daisy Television

 

FOR THE FULL STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A young girl with Down’s syndrome becomes the face for a TJ Maxx ad: http://www.west-info.eu/little-girl-with-downs-syndrome-breaks-into-advertising/

A teenage girl with autism receives over 10,000 cards for her birthday: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article84130842.html

Comedian Michael McCreary uses his stand-up to address having Asperger’s: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-tuesday-june-14-2016-1.3634089/aspiecomic-michael-mccreary-addresses-asperger-s-with-stand-up-comedy-1.3634094

A performance psychologist who works with firefighters to help with their stress and anxiety, and he recently spoke with Business Insider about the topic: http://www.businessinsider.com/firefighters-use-this-psychological-strategy-to-overcome-stress-2016-6

MMA Fighter opens up about being diagnosed with autism, and the struggles of growing up without the diagnosis: http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/6/16/11941778/at-age-33-john-howard-finally-freed-by-diagnosis-of-autism

A young woman with autism who is living her dream of being a star with her YouTube: http://myvalleynews.com/local/saras-town-proves-autism-no-obstacle-dreams/

Recommended channel:

Daisy Television (featurinf Sarah’s Town): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc0OqyrvnUZeeYbFtdHG_vg

 

 

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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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