Couple with Down Syndrome Share Their Wedding Day – Week in Neurodiversity (1/14/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a pedaling for Parkinson’s class helps slow the symptoms, a couple with Down syndrome share their wedding photos, and a hairstylist makes the day of a child with autism. These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:11] A pedaling for Parkinson’s class is helping to slow the symptoms for those who suffer from it.

[00:46] Jory Fleming is a 22-year-old student with autism who will be studying next fall at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

[01:27] A news editor opens up about his struggles with PTSD after following stories of conflict in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

[02:05] A couple with Down syndrome have warmed the hearts of many by sharing photos of their wedding day.

[02:18] A mother praised a hairstylist for going above and beyond to work with her son with autism.

 

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A pedaling for Parkinson’s class is helping to slow the symptoms for those who suffer from it. http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Pedaling-for-Parkinsons-class-slows-symptoms-of-the-disease–409586625.html

Jory Fleming is a 22-year-old student with autism who will be studying next fall at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/meet-amazing-american-rhodes-scholar-autism-n703351

A news editor opens up about his struggles with PTSD after following stories of conflict in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/journalists-story-ptsd/

A couple with Down syndrome have warmed the hearts of many by sharing photos of their wedding day. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/couple-downs-syndrome-share-pictures-9551435

A mother praised a hairstylist for going above and beyond to work with her son with autism. http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Hair-Stylists-Kind-Gesture-Leaves-Mom-of-Boy-With-Autism-in-Tears-410154905.html

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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