Can Golf Help People with Parkinson’s? – Week in Neurodiversity (4/22/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, Julia the Muppet with autism makes her big debut, golf helps a man with Parkinson’s, and a teen with Down syndrome is voted prom queen! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] Julia—the first Muppet with autism—has officially made her Sesame Street debut, and the portrayal has experts and parents in awe.

[01:06] A 61-year-old man has found Golf to be a helpful activity for his Parkinson’s.

[01:49] An Alabama News series covers the different ways to protect a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

[02:21] CBS Minnesota’s Relationship Reboot discusses ways to handle depression in relationships.

[02:52] In South Dakota a student with Down syndrome has been voted Prom Queen!

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Julia—the first Muppet with autism—has officially made her Sesame Street debut, and the portrayal has experts and parents in awe. http://www.whec.com/news/sesame-street-character-autism-first-appearance/4452960/

A 61-year-old man has found Golf to be a helpful activity for his Parkinson’s. http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/north-texan-finds-golf-helpful-with-parkinsons/430413639

An Alabama News series covers the different ways to protect a loved one with Alzheimer’s. http://whnt.com/2017/04/11/taking-action-families-impacted-by-alzheimers-dementia-should-prepare-for-wandering-beforehand/

CBS Minnesota’s Relationship Reboot discusses ways to handle depression in relationships. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/category/news/3649794-relationship-reboot-depression-and-relationships-pt-2/

In South Dakota a student with Down syndrome has been voted Prom Queen! http://www.kotatv.com/content/news/C-419153284.html

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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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