Teen with Down Syndrome’s Dog Treat Business is a Hit! – Week in Neurodiversity (3/18/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode: an IndyCar driver breaks down concussions, boxing programs continue to help Parkinson’s patients around the country, and a girl with Down syndrome receives a national scholarship after starting her own business! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] Former IndyCar Driver Dario Franchitti breaks down concussions.

[00:46] In Michigan a teacher is running for a child with Down syndrome.

[01:12] Yet another boxing program is helping those with Parkinson’s, as Studio One gym in Connecticut is opening classes for those fighting the disease.

[01:49] A young boy with autism has found his happy place at Ben Bridge Jeweler.

[02:23] In Wisconsin, a 19 year old with Down syndrome has received a national scholarship after starting her own dog treat business!

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Former IndyCar Driver Dario Franchitti breaks down concussions. http://autoweek.com/article/indycar/watch-indycars-dario-franchitti-breaks-down-his-concussion-and-retirement

In Michigan a teacher is running for a child with Down syndrome. http://fox17online.com/2017/03/10/michigan-teacher-dedicates-her-running-to-down-syndrome-boy-intexas/

Yet another boxing program is helping those with Parkinson’s, as Studio One gym in Connecticut is opening classes for those fighting the disease. http://fox61.com/2017/03/06/boxing-program-helps-parkinsons-patients-fight-off-disease/

A young boy with autism has found his happy place at Ben Bridge Jeweler. http://www.kare11.com/news/local/boy-with-autism-finds-happy-place-at-ben-bridge-jeweler/421197098

In Wisconsin, a 19 year old with Down syndrome has received a national scholarship after starting her own dog treat business! http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/19-year-old-wisconsin-business-owner-with-down-syndrome-earns-national-scholarship

This video is owned by Different Brains Inc, kindly donated by it’s original producer PCE Media LLC.

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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Mike Nickas

Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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