Can Dogs Sniff-Out Parkinson’s? – Week in Neurodiversity (8/12/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Yarlie Nicolas.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOST, YARLIE NICOLAS!

(4 mins 7 secs) In this episode, a deaf grandmother with dyslexia fulfills her dream of going to nursing school, Chicago Cub Willson Contreras surprises a 10-yr-old boy with Down syndrome for his birthday, and how are dogs learning to detect Parkinson’s? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:12] A police officer has given a boy with Down syndrome the watch he wore as a Marine in Iraq.

[00:46] A deaf grandmother who also has dyslexia is fulfilling her dream of attending nursing school at Anglia Ruskin University.

[01:21] Inspired by her younger brother with Down syndrome, a Virginia Beach student in Miss Teen USA contest is looking to raise awareness for children with disabilities.

[01:49] The Specialized Foundation has aired an ad featuring students breaking away from the frustrating cycles of ADHD by showing the positive effects of biking.

[02:27] Over in Washington, dogs are being trained to sniff out and detect Parkinson’s disease.

[03:03] Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras surprised a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome for his birthday!

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A police officer has given a boy with Down syndrome the watch he wore as a Marine in Iraq. http://kdvr.com/2017/07/22/officer-gives-boy-with-down-syndrome-the-watch-he-wore-in-iraq/

A deaf grandmother who also has dyslexia is fulfilling her dream of attending nursing school at Anglia Ruskin University. http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/deaf-grandmother-dyslexia-overcomes-odds-13375667

Inspired by her younger brother with Down syndrome, a Virginia Beach student in Miss Teen USA contest is looking to raise awareness for children with disabilities. https://pilotonline.com/news/local/virginia-beach-student-in-miss-teen-usa-contest-looks-to/article_fb884cd8-7b2e-51f3-b8af-36b06efa0afc.html

The Specialized Foundation has aired an ad featuring students breaking away from the frustrating cycles of ADHD by showing the positive effects of biking. http://www.adweek.com/creativity/kids-on-bikes-outride-adhd-in-this-cinematic-high-energy-ad-from-goodby-silverstein/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmPlRHw1XE

Over in Washington, dogs are being trained to sniff out and detect Parkinson’s disease. http://www.king5.com/news/health/dogs-trained-in-san-juans-to-sniff-out-early-signs-of-parkinsons-disease/459969018

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras surprised a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome for his birthday! https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/07/25/willson-contreras-surprises-fandown-syndrome-birthday-video

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