Woman with Down Syndrome Realizes Dream of Delivering the Weather – Week in Neurodiversity (3/25/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, Lo Bosworth discusses her depression and anxiety diagnoses, a dance class is helping those with Parkinson’s, and a woman with Down syndrome delivers the weather report in France! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] Author of the book series “My Sister Lucy” will be donating 100% of her book’s proceeds on Down Syndrome Awareness Day.

[01:04] MTV Star Lo Scarborough discusses her diagnosis of depression and anxiety and how she’s handled it.

[01:30] Geoffrey Mikol is a 23-year-old photographer with Down syndrome who now owns his own gallery in Illinois.

[01:50] John Donovan and Caren Zucker joined Salon to discuss autism and their new book “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism.”

[02:22] In Michigan, a dance class is helping those with Parkinson’s.

[02:51] In France, Melanie Segard is a 21-year-old with Down syndrome who lived her dream on delivering the weather report on national television.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Author of the book series “My Sister Lucy” will be donating 100% of her book’s proceeds on Down Syndrome Awareness Day. http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/utah-author-to-donate-proceeds-of-books-on-world-down-syndrome-day/672025755

MTV Star Lo Scarborough discusses her diagnosis of depression and anxiety and how she’s handled it. http://thelodown.com/lo/the-great-depression/

Geoffrey Mikol is a 23-year-old photographer with Down syndrome who now owns his own gallery in Illinois. https://www.facebook.com/DownSyndromeOnTheMighty/videos/719619064864635/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

John Donovan and Caren Zucker joined Salon to discuss autism and their new book “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism.” http://www.salon.com/2017/03/15/watch-when-youve-met-one-person-with-autism-youve-met-one-person/

Over in Michigan, a dance class is helping those with Parkinson’s. http://fox17online.com/2017/03/15/nothing-we-cant-do-facing-parkinsons-through-dance/

Over in France, Melanie Segard is a 21-year-old with Down syndrome who lived her dream on delivering the weather report on national television.  http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/16/514606/France-Melanie-Segard-Down-Syndrome

Author Image
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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *