Jay Leno Talks About Living with Dyslexia – Week in Neurodiversity (6/10/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(3 mins 57 sec) In this episode, Jay Leno talks about growing up with dyslexia, friends with Alzheimer’s keep their brains active through their love of trains, and a teen with Down syndrome receives birthday wishes from Lorde! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] Brittany Tagliareni is a 26-year-old woman with autism who has found a whole new world in the sport of tennis.

[00:48] Jay Leno talks about growing up with dyslexia in a video series for the Child Mind Institute.

[01:23] Over in Texas, a high school student with Down syndrome has become prom queen.

[01:53] Two friends with Alzheimer’s have found a way to keep their brains active through their love of trains.

[02:31] Coral Springs Police Department has begun training officers on how to work with those on the autism spectrum.

[02:57] A young man with Down syndrome received birthday wishes from various newscasters and celebrities, including the singer Lorde.

 

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Brittany Tagliareni is a 26-year-old woman with autism who has found a whole new world in the sport of tennis. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/12/health/turning-points-brittany-tagliareni/index.html

Jay Leno talks about growing up with dyslexia in a video series for the Child Mind Institute. https://www.facebook.com/ChildMindInstitute/videos/1367060143360660/

Over in Texas, a high school student with Down syndrome has become prom queen. http://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Texas-Girl-with-Down-Syndrome-Becomes-Prom-Queen-425493564.html

Two friends with Alzheimer’s have found a way to keep their brains active through their love of trains. http://www.fox9.com/news/257682403-story

Coral Springs Police Department has begun training officers on how to work with those on the autism spectrum. https://www.facebook.com/CoralSpringsPolice/videos/863962013759364/?pnref=story.unseen-section

A young man with Down syndrome received birthday wishes from various newscasters and celebrities, including the singer Lorde. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4560670/Down-Syndrome-teenager-gets-celebrity-birthday-messages.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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