Kids Start Lemonade Stand to Raise Autism Awareness – Week in Neurodiversity (7/29/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(3 mins 45 sec) In this episode, children put together a lemonade stand for autism awareness, a woman with bipolar disorder talks about the impact of self-empowerment, and hundreds come donate movies to a man with Down syndrome to replace his lost collection! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:10] In Ohio children have put together a lemonade stand to raise money for autism awareness.

[00:38] Can lack of quality sleep affect Alzheimer’s?

[01:16] Over in North Carolina, Jaycee’s 4th of July sale is a holiday event that benefited several charities, such as Aces for Autism, a non-profit organization for families on the spectrum.

[01:57] A woman who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 14 has found a way to live a fulfilling and successful life through self-empowerment skills.

[02:29] Mark Orsillo is a 34-year-old with Down syndrome had collected hundreds of movies, but was devastated when a Northern California Wildfire burned down his house, taking away most of his collection. Now, hundreds have come together to donate movies to Sean to refill his collection.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Ohio children have put together a lemonade stand to raise money for autism awareness. http://wtov9.com/news/local/kids-in-hopedale-put-up-lemonade-stand-to-raise-money-for-autism

How lack of quality sleep could affect Alzheimer’s. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/here-s-how-sleep-loss-can-affect-alzheimer-s-n781501

Over in North Carolina, Jaycee’s 4th of July sale is a holiday event that benefited several charities, such as Aces for Autism, a non-profit organization for families on the spectrum. http://wnct.com/2017/07/12/aces-for-autism-benefiting-from-jaycees-4th-of-july-vendors-sales/

A woman who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 14 has found a way to live a fulfilling and successful life through self-empowerment skills. http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Woman-with-bipolar-disorder-finds-success-with-drug-free-treatment-shares-tips-with-others-432723833.html

Mark Orsillo is a 34-year-old with Down syndrome had collected hundreds of movies, but was devastated when a Northern California Wildfire burned down his house, taking away most of his collection. Now, hundreds have come together to donate movies to Sean to refill his collection. http://ktla.com/2017/07/12/strangers-help-man-who-lost-beloved-movie-collection-home-to-wildfire/

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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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