Country Singer Naomi Judd On Battling The Stigma Of Mental Illness – Week In Neurodiversity (12/16/17)

Country Singer Naomi Judd on Battling Depression – Week in Neurodiversity (12/16/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 mins 31 sec) In this episode, a teen with Down syndrome celebrates his birthday by being a firefighter for a day, country singer Naomi Judd discusses her history with depression, and a 9-yr-old boy makes a video for his peers describing life on the autism spectrum! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] In Massachusetts a male cheerleader with Down syndrome is inspiring his fellows peers to overcome their challenges.

[00:42] The University of Louisville has created a buddy program that pairs medical students with Parkinson’s patients.

[01:14] Country singer Naomi Judd discusses her past with depression on the Today Show.

[01:46] A 9-yr-old boy with autism made a video to describe life on the spectrum to his classmates!

[02:19] A 16-year-old with Down syndrome got to live his dream on his birthday, by being a firefighter for a day.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Massachusetts a male cheerleader with Down syndrome is inspiring his fellows peers to overcome their challenges.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/evan-adelman-down-syndrome-cheerleader-massachusetts/

The University of Louisville has created a buddy program that pairs medical students with Parkinson’s patients.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/36981042/u-of-l-parkinsons-disease-buddy-program-pairs-patients-with-medical-students

Country singer Naomi Judd discusses her past with depression on the Today Show.

https://www.today.com/health/naomi-judd-reveals-she-considered-suicide-while-dark-hole-depression-t119647

A 9-yr-old boy with autism made a video to describe life on the spectrum to his classmates!

http://fox2now.com/2017/12/06/boy-makes-incredible-video-for-classmates-to-describe-his-life-with-autism/

A 16-year-old with Down syndrome got to live his dream on his birthday, by being a firefighter for a day.

https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/southwest-virginia/galax-fire-department-gives-16-year-old-with-down-syndrome-best-day-ever-

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