Cops And Kids With Down Syndrome Team Up For Gift Shopping – Week In Neurodiversity (12/23/17)

Police Officers and Kids with Down Syndrome Team Up For Gift Shopping – Week in Neurodiversity (12/23/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 min 32 sec) In this episode, children with Down Syndrome go gift shopping with police officers, Octavia Spencer discusses her challenges with dyslexia, and 200 strangers come out for the birthday party of a young boy on the autism spectrum! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] Over in Illinois, children with Down syndrome got to go gift shopping with police officers.

[00:41] Over in Virginia, a woman who lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s has campaigned for Alzheimer’s Awareness license plates to help raise funds for the cause.

[01:12] Actress Octavia Spencer discusses learning her lines with dyslexia while working on the film The Shape of Water.

[01:42] Over in Philadelphia, a job placement programs is empowering adults on the autism spectrum.

[02:20] After zero classmates RSVPed to the birthday party of a young boy with autism, nearly 20 strangers came out to celebrate with the birthday boy!

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Over in Illinois, children with Down syndrome got to go gift shopping with police officers.

http://www.wifr.com/content/news/Children-with-Down-syndrome-shop-with-police-officers-463294523.html?ref=523

Over in Virginia, a woman who lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s has campaigned for Alzheimer’s Awareness license plates to help raise funds for the cause.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/37035965/louisa-county-woman-campaigns-for-alzheimers-license-plate-design

Actress Octavia Spencer discusses learning her lines with dyslexia while working on the film The Shape of Water.

http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-shape-of-waters-sally-hawkins-and-octavia-spencer-talk-about-their-special-friendship

Over in Philadelphia, a job placement programs is empowering adults on the autism spectrum.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/12/11/delmarva-program-autism/

After zero classmates RSVPed to the birthday party of a young boy with autism, nearly 20 strangers came out to celebrate with the birthday boy!

http://www.wcvb.com/article/strangers-throw-200-person-party-for-boy-with-autism-after-no-one-rsvps/13792386

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