Legoland Becomes Autism Friendly! – Week in Neurodiversity (4/08/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, virtual reality can help diagnose concussions, a new surgery can help those with Parkinson’s, and how is Lego Land creating an autism friendly experience for families on the spectrum? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] In Chicago, a mother has launched a chapter of Autism Eats for families whose children are on the spectrum.

[00:55] A new virtual reality headset may help doctors diagnose concussions for soccer players.

[01:18] A 9-year-old girl with autism and Down syndrome made it a routine to take a selfie with her family every night before she would go to bed. And now those selfies have been shared in a heartwarming video.

[01:49] A new brain surgery could help those with Parkinson’s.

[02:30] Legoland is creat­ing an autism friendly experience for families with a loved one on the spectrum.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Chicago, a mother has launched a chapter of Autism Eats for families whose children are on the spectrum. http://abc7chicago.com/1805784/

A new virtual reality headset may help doctors diagnose concussions for soccer players. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-39286380

A 9-year-old girl with autism and Down syndrome made it a routine to take a selfie with her family every night before she would go to bed. And now those selfies have been shared in a heartwarming video. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4360954/Adorable-video-shows-autistic-girl-s-year-selfies.html

A new brain surgery could help those with Parkinson’s. http://www.wkbw.com/am-buffalo/national-parkinsons-month

Legoland is creat­ing an autism friendly experience for families with a loved one on the spectrum. http://www.fox5ny.com/news/244514750-video

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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