How A Teen With Autism Got Cast On “The Good Doctor” – Week In Neurodiversity

How a Teen with Autism Got Cast on “The Good Doctor” – Week in Neurodiversity


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3min 25sec) In this episode, a prom proposal for a teen with Down syndrome goes viral, a new treatment is used for those with Tourette’s, and an actor with autism shares his journey to a role on The Good Doctor. These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:11] Let’s kick things off with a look at a recent prom proposal to a teen with Down syndrome that has gone viral.

[00:32] Next up, let’s take a look at a new treatment being used for those with Tourette’s.

[01:04] Next, A former All-American athlete discusses his struggle with Tourette’s.

[01:37] Over in Colorado, a brewery is employing adults with developmental disabilities.

[02:13] And finally, Cody Bird is a 15-yr-old actor with autism who discussed his journey to a role on The Good Doctor.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Let’s kick things off with a look at a recent prom proposal to a teen with Down syndrome that has gone viral. http://abc13.com/education/teens-promposal-to-best-friend-with-down-syndrome-goes-viral/3405561/

Next up, let’s take a look at a new treatment being used for those with Tourette’s. http://foxillinois.com/news/local/tourettes-syndrome-treatment

Next, A former All-American athlete discusses his struggle with Tourette’s. http://www.kplctv.com/story/38029656/jamie-mcgee-life-with-tourettes

Over in Colorado, a brewery is employing adults with developmental disabilities. https://www.facebook.com/aol/videos/1776122945815569/

And finally, Cody Bird is a 15-yr-old actor with autism who discussed his journey to a role on The Good Doctor. https://www.facebook.com/yahoo/videos/vb.7040724713/10157367449239832/?type=2&theater&comment_id=10157380907789832&notif_t=comment_mention&notif_id=1525097948121843

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