Lady Gaga Opens Up About PTSD – Week in Neurodiversity (12/17/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a wrist device helps a designer with Parkinson’s, a boy with Down syndrome performs in the Nutcracker, and have you read Lady Gaga’s letter about PTSD? These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:11] A new sports book “Drop the Puck: Let’s Play Hockey” is highlighting athletes with Down syndrome.

[00:45] A new wearable device has helped to steady the hand of a designer with Parkinson’s.

[01:17] Neuroscientists have uncovered a flickering light treatment for those with Alzheimer’s.

[01:56] Actor Ameer Baraka mentoring a fifth grade boy with dyslexia, hoping to inspire and offer words of wisdom to the student.

[02:46] Jack Barlow is the first boy with Down syndrome to perform in the Cincinnati Ballet’s Nutcracker.

[03:14] Lady Gaga wrote an open letter to her fans about her daily struggles with PTSD.

 

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A new sports book “Drop the Puck: Let’s Play Hockey” is highlighting athletes with Down syndrome. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/category/news/3589788-sports-book-highlights-athletes-with-down-syndrome/

A new wearable device has helped to steady the hand of a designer with Parkinson’s. http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-research-parkinsons-disease-emma/

Neuroscientists have uncovered a flickering light treatment for those with Alzheimer’s. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-led-lights-alzheimers-plaques-20161206-story.html

Actor Ameer Baraka mentoring a fifth grade boy with dyslexia, hoping to inspire and offer words of wisdom to the student. http://www.newschannel5.com/news/education/school-patrol/school-patrol-help-for-dyslexia

Jack Barlow is the first boy with Down syndrome to perform in the Cincinnati Ballet’s Nutcracker. http://www.wlwt.com/article/boy-with-down-syndrome-takes-stage-in-this-years-nutcracker/8468240

Lady Gaga wrote an open letter to her fans about her daily struggles with PTSD. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lady-gaga-ptsd-open-letter_us_584869d4e4b0641041455f05

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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