Doctor Raps for Concussion Awareness – Week in Neurodiversity (5/13/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(3 mins 28 sec) In this episode, a doctor raps for concussion awareness, a boy with Down syndrome opens up a cupcake shop, and Emma Stone and Michael Phelps speak about mental health awareness for the Child Mind Institute! These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:11] In Connecticut a doctor has made a rap video to teach patients about concussions.

[00:39] A 13-year-old with Asperger’s and ADHD has created a portable study aid for his peers who also struggle with their schoolwork.

[01:08] A 12 year old with Down syndrome has started his own cupcake shop with his mother.

[01:34] After a young man with autism was heartbroken over the closing of Blockbuster, his family has created a mini version of the store featuring some of his favorite movies.

[01:59] The Child Mind Institute is creating a video series for mental health awareness, featuring celebrities discussing their conditions and how they handle them. First, Emma Stone speaks about dealing with anxiety.

[02:27] And also from The Child Mind Institute, Michael Phelps opens up about his struggles growing up with ADHD.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Connecticut a doctor has made a rap video to teach patients about concussions. http://fox61.com/2017/04/28/doctor-makes-rap-video-to-teach-the-dangers-of-concussion/

A 13-year-old with Asperger’s and ADHD has created a portable study aid for his peers who also struggle with their schoolwork. http://www.thejournal.ie/leitrim-homework-hut-3363508-Apr2017/

A 12 year old with Down syndrome has started his own cupcake shop with his mother. http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/12-year-old-with-Down-Syndrome-opens-cupcake-shop-420858903.html

After a young man with autism was heartbroken over the closing of Blockbuster, his family has created a mini version of the store featuring some of his favorite movies. http://abc7.com/society/family-creates-diy-mini-blockbuster-for-son-with-autism/1929102/

The Child Mind Institute is creating a video series for mental health awareness, featuring celebrities discussing their conditions and how they handle them. First, Emma Stone speaks about dealing with anxiety. http://aplus.com/Mental-Health-Month/emma-stone-dealing-with-anxiety-child-mind-institute-my-younger-self-campaign?no_monetization=true

And also from The Child Mind Institute, Michael Phelps opens up about his struggles growing up with ADHD. http://people.com/sports/michael-phelps-opens-up-about-adhd-struggles-in-new-video-a-teacher-told-me-id-never-amount-to-anything/

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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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