Teen with Down Syndrome Hits Amazing Half-Court Shot – Week in Neurodiversity (1/20/18)


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, wounded vets get to swim with dolphins to battle PTSD, firefighters learn martial arts to help battle stress, and a teen with Down syndrome hits an incredible half-court shot you won’t want to miss! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] In Tennessee, where a young girl with Down syndrome was named an honorary employee at Chick-fil-A.

[00:39] Wounded veterans got a chance to swim with dolphins to help fight PTSD.

[01:08] In Tampa, Florida, after a café was shut down leaving several employees with autism without a job, the nonprofit organization Autism Shifts is now giving those employees a new career opportunity.

[01:45] Firefighters out of Ohio have found martial arts training to be a great way to battle their stress.

[02:20] A teen with Down syndrome nailed an incredible half-court shot during his high school team’s halftime show.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Tennessee, where a young girl with Down syndrome was named an honorary employee at Chick-fil-A. http://abc13.com/society/girl-with-down-syndrome-named-honorary-chick-fil-a-employee/2857236/

Wounded veterans got a chance to swim with dolphins to help fight PTSD. http://www.insideedition.com/wounded-veterans-play-dolphins-day-fight-ptsd-39596

In Tampa, Florida, after a café was shut down leaving several employees with autism without a job, the nonprofit organization Autism Shifts is now giving those employees a new career opportunity. https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-tampa/after-major-setback-nonprofit-offers-new-employment-opportunities-for-those-with-autism

Firefighters out of Ohio have found martial arts training to be a great way to battle their stress. http://www.journal-news.com/news/hamilton-firefighters-have-found-unique-way-battle-their-stress/OpFNv17h5UI89mbxbhsUAK/

A teen with Down syndrome nailed an incredible half-court shot during his high school team’s halftime show. http://www.ketv.com/article/boy-with-down-syndrome-hits-half-court-shot/14782749

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