10 Year Old With Down Syndrome Wins Soap Box Race – Week in Neurodiversity (8/5/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(3 mins 54 sec) In this episode, a Parkinson’s support group is formed in Tennessee, Danny Seward performs an Elvis tribute for a birthday boy with Down syndrome, and a teen on the autism spectrum writes a children’s book! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:10] In Knoxville, Tennessee a Parkinson’s support group has been created to help the patients become more active and social.

[00:50] Grad School students at the University of West Virginia discuss working with children on the autism spectrum.

[01:17] When a man with Down syndrome had an Elvis tribute act cancel for his 40th birthday party, actor Danny Seward stepped in and filled the role, even singing a duet with the birthday boy.

[01:41] Over in Wisconsin, a 10-yr-old girl with Down syndrome went to the National Soap Box Derby competition.

[02:19] In Connecticut, a teen with autism has authored a children’s book.

[02:59] Welcome new host Yarlie Nicolas.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Knoxville, Tennessee a Parkinson’s support group has been created to help the patients become more active and social. http://www.wbir.com/features/less-sitting-and-more-moving/456123671

Grad School students at the University of West Virginia discuss working with children on the autism spectrum. http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Helping-those-with-autism-434148913.html

When a man with Down syndrome had an Elvis tribute act cancel for his 40th birthday party, actor Danny Seward stepped in and filled the role, even singing a duet with the birthday boy. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-downs-syndrome-devastated-elvis-10773162

Over in Wisconsin, a 10-yr-old girl with Down syndrome went to the National Soap Box Derby competition. http://www.local8now.com/content/news?article=434139113

In Connecticut, a teen with autism has authored a children’s book. http://fox61.com/2017/07/10/waterbury-teen-with-autism-writes-illustrates-and-publishes-childrens-book/

This video is owned by Different Brains Inc, kindly donated by it’s original producer PCE Media LLC.

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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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Mike Nickas

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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