Netflix Previews New Series about Teen With Autism – Week in Neurodiversity (7/08/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(3 min 55 sec) In this episode, the trailer for the Netflix series Atypical premiers, a man with Parkinson’s walks again thanks to brain stimulation treatment, and a man asks his fiancé’s sister with Down syndrome to be his best friend forever! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] In Indianapolis a man with Parkinson’s is able to walk again thanks to brain stimulation treatments.

[00:46] Over in North Carolina, GiGi’s Playhouse—a center for those with Down syndrome—will receive $400,000 in funding to expand programs that will help infants and adults with the condition.

[01:12] American Airlines has teamed with Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Autism Society of North America to simulate a flight experience for those on the autism spectrum.

[01:54] Magnetic therapy is being provided as a unique alternative treatment for those with depression.

[02:27] After proposing to his girlfriend, a man then asked her sister with Down syndrome to be his best friend forever.

[02:51] Atypical is an upcoming Netlifx series that will give a look into the life of a teen on the autism spectrum, starring Keir Gilchrist and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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In Indianapolis a man with Parkinson’s is able to walk again thanks to brain stimulation treatments. http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/parkinsons-patient-walks-again-thanks-to-brain-stimulation-treatments

Over in North Carolina, GiGi’s Playhouse—a center for those with Down syndrome—will receive $400,000 in funding to expand programs that will help infants and adults with the condition. http://www.wral.com/-400k-awarded-to-expand-programs-for-those-with-down-syndrome-/16788957/

American Airlines has teamed with Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Autism Society of North America to simulate a flight experience for those on the autism spectrum. http://www.wral.com/children-with-autism-spread-their-wings-with-practice-flight-at-rdu/16783282/

Magnetic therapy is being provided as a unique alternative treatment for those with depression. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/06/23/magnetic-therapy-can-provide-alternative-treatment-for-depression/

After proposing to his girlfriend, a man then asked her sister with Down syndrome to be his best friend forever. http://abc13.com/society/man-proposes-asks-sister-with-down-syndrome-to-be-bff/2165603/

Atypical is an upcoming Netlifx series that will give a look into the life of a teen on the autism spectrum, starring Keir Gilchrist and Jennifer Jason Leigh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFH8cYGmfFA

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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