Week in Neurodiversity – Sailing Away With Autism (8/6/16)

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a program helps children with autism learn to sail, robots assist with epilepsy, Jim Jeffries talks about having autism at age 36, and can parrots help with PTSD? All these stories in more in this week’s episode!


Robot technology is being used to reduce seizures for those with epilepsy: http://www.koaa.com/story/32522997/your-healthy-family-new-approach-to-epilepsy

The Clear Lake Yacht Club has teamed with Opportunity Village Autism Center to design a sailing program for kids with autism: http://kimt.com/2016/07/26/sailing-autism-program/

Parrots help veterans with PTSD: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-parrots-help-veterans-with-ptsd/

A yoga class helps those with Parkinson’s manage symptoms: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/bs-md-yoga-for-parkinsons-20160602-story.html

Jeffrey Gould produces a documentary called Quiet Please… on Misophonia: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/theres-a-new-film-about-misophonia-where-people-are-enraged-by-certain-sounds


Comedian Jim Jeffries discusses his story of being diagnosed with autism at age 36 in his stand-up special Freedumb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz-k0irnXbU

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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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