Boy With Autism Becomes Train Conductor For A Day – Week In Neurodiversity (2/17/18)

Boy with Autism Becomes Train Conductor for a Day – Week in Neurodiversity (2/17/18)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the DifferentBrains.org staff.

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 min 21 sec) In this episode, a boy with autism gets to be a train conductor for a day, a toddler out of Georgia will be the first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome, and veterans train dogs to help with PTSD! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:12] In Colorado, a teen with Down syndrome nailed the winning shot for his high school basketball team!

[00:42] A young boy on the autism spectrum with an interest in trains got to be conductor for a day aboard a SunRail train.

[01:16] Lucas Warren out of Dalton, Georgia, will be the first ever Gerber Baby with Down syndrome!

[01:49] Over in North Carolina, an art show is helped raise awareness for dyslexia.

[02:22] In Illinois, Veterans are training dogs to help treat symptoms of PTSD

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Colorado, a teen with Down syndrome nailed the winning shot for his high school basketball team! http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/02/04/teenager-down-syndrome-scores/

A young boy on the autism spectrum with an interest in trains got to be conductor for a day aboard a SunRail train. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-sunrail-autism-boy-conductor-20180126-story.html

Lucas Warren out of Dalton, Georgia, will be the first ever Gerber Baby with Down syndrome! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/07/first-baby-down-syndrome-wins-gerber-baby-year/315089002/

Over in North Carolina, an art show is helped raise awareness for dyslexia. http://www.wect.com/story/37420871/art-show-raises-dyslexia-awareness-there-is-help

In Illinois, Veterans are training dogs to help treat symptoms of PTSD. http://abc13.com/health/playful-pups-help-veterans-find-relief-against-ptsd/3000723/

 

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