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How One Teen With Down Syndrome Is Helping The Homeless – Week In Neurodiversity


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host:Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 mins 30 sec) In this episode, the NBA store in New York City becomes autism friendly, a teen with Down syndrome collects hygiene products, and a brother and sister create a video for Tourette’s advocacy! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] To kick things off, the NBA has made its flagship store in New York City more inclusive by launching autism friendly features.

[00:45] Over in Wisconsin, a teen with Down syndrome has started a project that collects hygiene products for the homeless.

[01:11] Next up, students from Southern Utah University have helped open up boxing classes to help those with Parkinson’s.

[01:44] Over in Nebraska, the Omaha Police Department teamed up with the Autism Action Partnership to gain a better understanding of autism.

[02:18] And finally, a 7-year-old boy with Tourette’s syndrome and his older sister have made an anti-bullying video, discussing what it’s like living with the condition.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

To kick things off, the NBA has made its flagship store in New York City more inclusive by launching autism friendly features. http://abc7ny.com/health/nba-makes-flagship-store-in-nyc-sensory-inclusive/3301395/

Over in Wisconsin, a teen with Down syndrome has started a project that collects hygiene products for the homeless. https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/sam-smiles-project-wisconsin-teen-with-down-syndrome-collects-hygiene-products-for-the-homeless

Next up, students from Southern Utah University have helped open up boxing classes to help those with Parkinson’s. http://www.good4utah.com/southern-utah/suu-students-offer-boxing-class-to-help-those-with-parkinsons-disease/1105460641

Over in Nebraska, the Omaha Police Department teamed up with the Autism Action Partnership to gain a better understanding of autism. http://www.ketv.com/article/omaha-police-officers-learn-faces-of-autism/19714340

And finally, a 7-year-old boy with Tourette’s syndrome and his older sister have made an anti-bullying video, discussing what it’s like living with the condition. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/03/30/7-year-old-boy-with-tourettes-makes-powerful-video-to-stop-teasing-from-classmates.html

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