Man with Asperger’s Lives Dream on Jeopardy! – Week in Neurodiversity (11/18/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 mins 36 sec) In this episode, University of Iowa researchers look at a cancer drug’s effect on Parkinson’s, a neurologist discusses the facts and myths of Alzheimer’s disease, and a young man with Asperger’s lives his dream of competing on Jeopardy! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:10] In California a teenage chef on the autism spectrum has started his own business.

[00:39] University of Iowa researchers are assisting in the research of a cancer drug’s effect on Parkinson’s.

[01:09] Buzzfeed has published a video of a young man discusses his bond with his older brother on the autism spectrum.

[01:27] Back over to California, where children with Down syndrome performed in a swimming course thanks to a pair of charities.

[01:54] Neurologist Dr. Gayatri Devi joined CBS news to discuss the myths and facts of Alzheimer’s.

[02:31] A Georgia Tech PhD student with Asperger’s has lived his dream of competing on Jeopardy!

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In California a teenage chef on the autism spectrum has started his own business. https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedbringme/videos/1801245556576931/

University of Iowa researchers are assisting in the research of a cancer drug’s effect on Parkinson’s. http://www.local8now.com/content/news?article=456116313

Buzzfeed has published a video of a young man discusses his bond with his older brother on the autism spectrum. https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeed/videos/10156936760545329/

Back over to California, where children with Down syndrome performed in a swimming course thanks to a pair of charities. http://www.kesq.com/news/down-syndrome-children-make-a-splash-thanks-to-local-non-profits/653747972

Neurologist Dr. Gayatri Devi joined CBS news to discuss the myths and facts of Alzheimer’s. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alzheimers-disease-spectrum-disorder-dr-gayatri-devi/

A Georgia Tech PhD student with Asperger’s has lived his dream of competing on Jeopardy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUUTCnHxLCE

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