Meet The Swimming Phenom With Tourette’s And ADHD – Week In Neurodiversity

Meet The Swimming Phenom with Tourette’s and ADHD – Week in Neurodiversity


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Jonathan Nieves!

(3 mins 33 sec) In this episode, a Missouri family sells bow ties for those with Down syndrome, a new book is bringing awareness to children with Dyslexia, and we take a look at the high school swimming phenom who overcame the challenges of Tourette’s and ADHD! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:10] Let’s kick things off over in Missouri, a family is selling bow ties to help benefit children with Down syndrome.

[00:44] Next up, a new book is helping bring awareness to children with dyslexia.

[01:18] Over in Massachusetts, a man with Parkinson’s who lost use of his right hand was able to teach himself to use his left hand to create awe-inspiring art.

[01:53] A young boy on the autism spectrum who was finding trouble connecting with the world has created an inspiring bond with a rescue dog.

[02:27] And finally over in New York, high school freshmen Sam Rivera is a swimming phenom who has overcome the challenges of Tourette’s and ADHD.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Let’s kick things off over in Missouri, a family is selling bow ties to help benefit children with Down syndrome. http://www.wbaltv.com/article/couple-creates-bow-ties-to-help-benefit-children-with-down-syndrome/19886257

Next up, a new book is helping bring awareness to children with dyslexia. https://www.wthr.com/article/book-helps-bring-awareness-to-kids-struggling-with-dyslexia

Over in Massachusetts, a man with Parkinson’s who lost use of his right hand was able to teach himself to use his left hand to create awe-inspiring art. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/04/19/millbury-parkinsons-artwork-therapy/

A young boy on the autism spectrum who was finding trouble connecting with the world has created an inspiring bond with a rescue dog. https://twitter.com/dodo/status/988100127561863168

And finally over in New York, high school freshmen Sam Rivera is a swimming phenom who has overcome the challenges of Tourette’s and ADHD. https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/high-school/agr/2018/04/13/sam-rivera-brighton-high-school-swimming-tourette-syndrome-agr/502839002/

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