How Singing Helps One Woman With Tourette’s – Week In Neurodiversity (3/3/18)

How Singing Helps One Woman with Tourette’s – Week in Neurodiversity (3/3/18)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 min 47 sec) In this episode, a second grader with Down syndrome makes her regional spelling bee, a young woman with Tourette’s finds that singing helps with her tics, and meet the robot that’s helping those on the autism spectrum with their social skills! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:12] In Louisville, a 2nd grade student with Down syndrome has advanced to the regional spelling bee!

[00:35] Next up over in New Jersey, thousands attended the 10th Annual Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run-Walk for autism!

[01:09] A 21-year-old with Tourette’s syndrome has found that singing helps her with her tics.

[01:40] East Carolina University hosted their 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Game for families with loved ones on the spectrum.

[02:08] Over in Texas, a cycling studio is helping patients with Parkinson’s battle the disease!

[02:40] Steve the Robot is helping young adults on the autism spectrum with social skills.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Louisville, a 2nd grade student with Down syndrome has advanced to the regional spelling bee! http://www.wmur.com/article/student-with-down-syndrome-spells-her-way-to-s-u-c-c-e-s-s/18211105

Next up over in New Jersey, thousands attended the 10th Annual Mike’s Seafood Polar Bear Run-Walk for autism! http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/02/18/taking-strides-for-autism-thousands-participate-in-10th-annual-run-walk-in-sea-isle/

A 21-year-old with Tourette’s syndrome has found that singing helps her with her tics. http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/15/21-year-olds-tourettes-disappears-completely-when-she-sings-7314893/

East Carolina University hosted their 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Game for families with loved ones on the spectrum. http://wnct.com/2018/02/18/families-enjoy-third-annual-autism-awareness-game-at-ecu/

Over in Texas, a cycling studio is helping patients with Parkinson’s battle the disease! https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Mansfield-Cycle-Studio-Makes-Strides-Against-Parkinsons-Disease-474212693.html

Steve the Robot is helping young adults on the autism spectrum with social skills. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/robots-help-children-with-autism-improve-social-skills_uk_5a7d8f9ae4b044b3821c3b8b

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