‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Wowed by Deaf Singer – Week in Neurodiversity (6/17/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(4 mins) In this episode, a teacher dyes his hair for a boy with epilepsy, a an 11-year-old with autism inspires others to overcome their fears by riding roller coasters, and a deaf woman gets a standing ovation with her performance on America’s Got Talent! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] An eleven year old boy with autism, who was once afraid of loud noises and sudden movements, is now riding roller coasters all over the country to inspire others to overcome their fears.

[00:50] In North Carolina a teacher is dying his hair in support of a boy with epilepsy.

[01:27] While fidget spinners have become the latest thing for students with ADHD, this 19 year old has found yo-yos to be his biggest help when easing stress.

[01:53] In Missouri an entire community are riding tractors to benefit those with PTSD.

[02:27] Over in New Hampshire, a man has quit his job to help coach a high school wrestler with Down syndrome. And the two have formed a close and successful duo.

[02:48] Mandy Harvey is a 29-year-old singer who lost her hearing at the age of just 18, but shocked the world with her performance on America’s Got Talent.

 

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An eleven year old boy with autism, who was once afraid of loud noises and sudden movements, is now riding roller coasters all over the country to inspire others to overcome their fears. http://wwlp.com/2017/06/05/boy-conquers-autism-by-riding-coasters-inspiring-others/

In North Carolina a teacher is dying his hair in support of a boy with epilepsy. http://www.teenvogue.com/story/teacher-dyes-hair-epilepsy-service-dog

While fidget spinners have become the latest thing for students with ADHD, this 19 year old has found yo-yos to be his biggest help when easing stress. http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2017/06/yo-yo_nick_frisbie.html

In Missouri an entire community are riding tractors to benefit those with PTSD. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/04/tractors-roll-through-missouri-town-to-help-veterans-struggling-with-ptsd.html

Over in New Hampshire, a man has quit his job to help coach a high school wrestler with Down syndrome. And the two have formed a close and successful duo. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2017/06/07/wrestler-down-syndrome-has-no-limits-thanks-coach/102581882/

Mandy Harvey is a 29-year-old singer who lost her hearing at the age of just 18, but shocked the world with her performance on America’s Got Talent. https://apnews.com/f55399ce53fd4a65b145af03b946bc5c

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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