Teen with Autism Lives As a Police Officer For a Day – Week in Neurodiversity (1/6/18)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 min 20 sec) In this episode, Ferdinand the Bull advocates for children with ADHD and dyslexia, a man walks across the country for Parkinson’s awareness, and a teen with autism fulfills his Christmas wish of being a police officer for a day! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] Ferdinand The Bull is being used to advocate for children with dyslexia and ADHD.

[00:30] A student with autism is using his artistic talent to advocate for others on the autism spectrum.

[01:03] An Illinois man is walking across the country to raise awareness for Parkinson’s.

[01:30] A man with Alzheimer’s who could not remember the songs he composed for his wife is now receiving the help of loved ones to help recompose those precious songs.

[02:09] A police officer helped a fifteen year old on the autism spectrum live his dream by letting him be an officer on Christmas.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Ferdinand The Bull is being used to advocate for children with dyslexia and ADHD. https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/blogs/news-about-understood/2017/12/05/ferdinand-the-bull-steers-people-to-understand-learning-and-attention-issues?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg

A student with autism is using his artistic talent to advocate for others on the autism spectrum. https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/butler-county/hamilton/butler-tech-student-hopes-to-use-art-to-raise-autism-awareness

An Illinois man is walking across the country to raise awareness for Parkinson’s. http://abc7chicago.com/health/wilmette-man-walks-across-us-for-parkinsons-disease-awareness/2827700/

A man with Alzheimer’s who could not remember the songs he composed for his wife is now receiving the help of loved ones to help recompose those precious songs. https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/music-out-of-alzheimers/

A police officer helped a fifteen year old on the autism spectrum live his dream by letting him be an officer on Christmas. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/12/24/autistic-teen-meets-garland-officer/

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