Girl With Apraxia Finds Bond With Shelter Cats – Week In Neurodiversity (2/04/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a student becomes the second contest with Down syndrome to run for Miss Clemson, a girl with apraxia finds a special bond with cats at an animal shelter, and how can a mouth guard give us an inside look at the impact of a concussion? These stories and more in this week’s edition.

[00:11] A teen with apraxia of speech has found a unique bond after volunteering at a local cat shelter.

[00:52] A young boy with OCD got to have lunch with his heroes at the fire station.

[01:07] A South Carolina student becomes the second contestant with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Clemson.

[01:30] The “baby box” program is helping mothers with post-partum depression.

[01:55] Comedian Michael McCreary brings his message of acceptance and advocacy to the 9th annual Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton conference.

[02:21] The NY Times covered the science of how a hard hit in football can immediately impact the brain during a concussion, thanks to special mouth guard sensors worn during a game.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A teen with apraxia of speech has found a unique bond after volunteering at a local cat shelter. http://www.wafb.com/story/34297529/hand-it-on-kaylee-pellette-cat-haven

A young boy with OCD got to have lunch with his heroes at the fire station. http://wbay.com/2017/01/21/young-boy-with-ocd-gets-support-from-firefighters-across-wisconsin/

A South Carolina student becomes the second contestant with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Clemson University pageant. http://abc13.com/society/student-with-down-syndrome-competes-in-pageant/1720444/

The “baby box” program is helping mothers with post-partum depression. http://globalnews.ca/news/3199961/calls-for-a-baby-box-program-in-saskatchewan/

Comedian Michael McCreary brings his message of acceptance and advocacy to the 9th annual Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton conference. http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/stand-up-comedian-opens-edmonton-audiences-eyes-to-autism

The NY Times covered the science of how a hard hit in football can immediately impact the brain during a concussion, thanks to special mouth guard sensors worn during a game. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/09/sports/football/what-happened-within-this-players-skull-football-concussions.html?_r=2

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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