How Did Luke Bryan Help a Fan with Apraxia Speak? – Week in Neurodiversity (11/25/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 mins) In this episode, a father creates a comic book character with Down syndrome for his son, Luke Bryan meets a special fan with apraxia, and how can robotic legs help children with cerebral palsy walk? These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:11] A father has created a comic book character with Down syndrome for his son that has the same condition.

[00:39] In Illinois a school district has introduced a robot to assist students on the autism spectrum.

[01:13] Luke Bryan got to meet a fan with apraxia, who learned how to pronounce the letter “k” by saying his name.

[01:31] Over in Colorado, a thrift store is helping those with disabilities find not only employment, but also a home away from home.

[01:58] A robotic exoskeleton is helping children with cerebral palsy walk.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A father has created a comic book character with Down syndrome for his son that has the same condition. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dad-creates-comic-book-character-with-down-syndrome-for-his-son/

In Illinois a school district has introduced a robot to assist students on the autism spectrum. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/new-technology-helps-students-with-autism/858317575

Luke Bryan got to meet a fan with apraxia, who learned how to pronounce the letter “k” by saying his name. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/luke-bryan-meeting-14-year-learned-pronounce-letter/story?id=50870375

Over in Colorado, a thrift store is helping those with disabilities find not only employment, but also a home away from home. http://www.9news.com/news/outreach/9-cares-colorado-shares/arc-employee-they-dont-judge-me/492226101

A robotic exoskeleton is helping children with cerebral palsy walk. http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/08/health/cerebral-palsy-robotic-exoskeleton-teching/index.html

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