Teen with Autism Donates 1,000 Coloring Books to Kids with Cancer – Week in Neurodiversity (9/2/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Yarlie Nicolas.

(4 mins 9 sec) In this episode, a teen with autism donates coloring books to children at St. Jude’s, a teen with Down syndrome and a police officer become best friends, and a retiree who struggled with dyslexia for decades writes a book! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:12] Over in Michigan a 14-year-old with Down syndrome and a police officer have formed an unlikely friendship thanks for the young man’s fascination with law enforcement.

[00:53] A teen with autism has collected and donated over 1,000 coloring books to children with cancer at St. Jude’s!

[01:29] A teen girl who struggled with apraxia for most of her life, is now looking to make a difference for others dealing with the condition.

[02:02] A woman who was recently named as an Early-Stage Advisor for the Alzheimer’s Association is looking to spread awareness about the importance of an early diagnosis.

[02:28] A retiree who struggled for decades with dyslexia has overcome it all to write a book.

[03:00] Remember the viral video of a young man with Down syndrome getting accepted in the University of Georgia? Well that same young man will now soon see his name on a billboard in Times Square as the face of the National Down Syndrome Society’s awareness campaign.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Over in Michigan a 14-year-old with Down syndrome and a police officer have formed an unlikely friendship thanks for the young man’s fascination with law enforcement. http://fox17online.com/2017/08/16/holland-police-officer-shares-unlikely-friendship-with-teen-with-down-syndrome/

A teen with autism has collected and donated over 1,000 coloring books to children with cancer at St. Jude’s! https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/videos/1543654945724624/?sw_fnr_id=264734470&fnr_t=0

A teen girl who struggled with apraxia for most of her life, is now looking to make a difference for others dealing with the condition. http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/storytellers/local-teen-finds-her-voice-uses-it-to-help-others/463458730

A woman who was recently named as an Early-Stage Advisor for the Alzheimer’s Association is looking to spread awareness about the importance of an early diagnosis. http://wbaa.org/post/awareness-aim-early-alzheimers-advisor#stream/0

A retiree who struggled for decades with dyslexia has overcome it all to write a book. http://wgntv.com/2017/08/17/after-lifetime-with-no-words-retiree-overcomes-dyslexia-writes-book/

Remember the viral video of a young man with Down syndrome getting accepted in the University of Georgia? Well that same young man will now soon see his name on a billboard in Times Square as the face of the National Down Syndrome Society’s awareness campaign. http://www.11alive.com/features/uga-student-with-down-syndrome-to-appear-on-billboard-in-times-square/464704788

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