Phoenix Symphony Serenades Dementia Patients – Week in Neurodiversity (2/3/18)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 min 36 sec) In this episode, a man from Portland is running a global marathon to raise awareness for dyslexia, the Phoenix Symphony serenades patients with dementia, and WonderWorks Orlando is doing wonders for people with autism! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] A man out of Portland is running seven marathons, on seven continents, in seven days to raise awareness for dyslexia.

[00:47] With Alzheimer’s now being linked to a lack of sleep, doctors in Chicago are looking at possible ways to help prevent it.

[01:23] A young man with Down syndrome has landed his dream job of working in a sports arena.

[01:56] The Phoenix Symphony has performed mini-concerts to serenade those with dementia.

[02:23] WonderWorks Orlando is helping individuals with autism experience the arcade-meets-museum with special sensory-aware events.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A man out of Portland is running seven marathons, on seven continents, in seven days to raise awareness for dyslexia. http://www.kgw.com/article/news/portland-man-prepares-to-run-7-marathons-in-7-days-on-7-continents/283-510698896

With Alzheimer’s now being linked to a lack of sleep, doctors in Chicago are looking at possible ways to help prevent it. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/23/sleep-quality-alzheimers/

A young man with Down syndrome has landed his dream job of working in a sports arena. http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/470859343.html

The Phoenix Symphony has performed mini-concerts to serenade those with dementia. http://www.12news.com/article/features/dementia-patients-serenaded-by-phoenix-symphony-made-possible-through-donations/75-511050086

WonderWorks Orlando is helping individuals with autism experience the arcade-meets-museum with special sensory-aware events. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-wonder-works-autism-theme-parks-20180126-story.html

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