Habitat for Humanity & Bank of America Build Homes for Adults with Autism – Week in Neurodivesity (10/14/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 mins 26 sec) In this episode, a boy sells bracelets to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, a pair of students with Down syndrome win homecoming king and queen, and a father makes a breathtaking animation about autism. These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] Volunteers from Bank of America, Habitat for Humanity, and Homes for Autism team up to build homes for adults on the autism spectrum.

[00:49] The Down Syndrome Parents Group hosted the 10th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk to advocate for those with the condition.

[01:19] Over in Washington, a boy is selling bracelets to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

[01:48] Shops across the UK held an “autism hour” for families shopping with a loved one on the spectrum.

[02:20] Over in Illinois, a pair of high school seniors with Down syndrome were voted homecoming king and queen.

[02:35] A father spent two years creating a breath-taking animation an autism that has recently gone viral! Let’s take a look!

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Volunteers from Bank of America, Habitat for Humanity, and Homes for Autism team up to build homes for adults on the autism spectrum. http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/groups-team-up-to-build-home-for-adult-with-autism

The Down Syndrome Parents Group hosted the 10th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk to advocate for those with the condition. http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/10th-annual-step-up-for-down-syndrome-walk-1/479850953

Over in Washington, a boy is selling bracelets to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. http://wnct.com/2017/10/05/washington-boy-creates-bracelets-to-raise-money-for-alzheimers-association/

Shops across the UK held an “autism hour” for families shopping with a loved one on the spectrum. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41482019

Over in Illinois, a pair of high school seniors with Down syndrome were voted homecoming king and queen. http://wgntv.com/2017/09/26/suburban-high-school-crowns-seniors-with-down-syndrome-homecoming-king-queen/

A father spent two years creating a breath-taking animation an autism that has recently gone viral! Let’s take a look! http://www.itv.com/news/london/2017-10-02/we-are-all-different-and-thats-wonderful-says-creator-of-viral-autism-video/

 

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