Trucker Goes Cross Country for Autism Awareness – Week in Neurodiversity (11/4/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 mins 19 sec) In this episode, a model throws a surprise photo shoot for his sister with Down syndrome, a man decorates his truck with ribbons for autism awareness, and Henry Winkler discusses how book series about dyslexia is becoming a TV series! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:12] Model Chris Garafolo threw a surprise birthday photoshoot for his sister with Down syndrome.

[00:42] A former mayor of Lansing, Michigan, is using boxing to fight Parkinson’s.

[01:11] In Washington a man is raising autism awareness by letting children on the spectrum decorate his truck with ribbons to raise awareness across the country.

[01:37] Over in Texas, a student with Asperger’s syndrome has been crowned homecoming king.

[02:09] Henry Winkler joined the Today Show to discuss his Hank Zipzer book series, about a boy with dyslexia, being turned into a TV series.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Model Chris Garafolo threw a surprise birthday photoshoot for his sister with Down syndrome. http://people.com/human-interest/model-throws-surprise-birthday-photo-shoot-sister-down-syndrome/

A former mayor of Lansing, Michigan, is using boxing to fight Parkinson’s. https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/humankind/2017/10/04/-former-mayor-using-boxing-fight-his-parkinsons/106291346/

In Washington a man is raising autism awareness by letting children on the spectrum decorate his truck with ribbons to raise awareness across the country. http://www.khq.com/story/36610801/loon-lake-man-raising-awareness-for-autism-with-ribbons-and-his-truck

Over in Texas, a student with Asperger’s syndrome has been crowned homecoming king. http://valleycentral.com/news/local/harlingen-student-with-aspergers-syndrome-crowned-homecoming-king

Henry Winkler joined the Today Show to discuss his Hank Zipzer book series, about a boy with dyslexia, being turned into a TV series. https://www.today.com/video/henry-winkler-on-his-inspiring-character-for-kids-suffering-from-dyslexia-1081105475647

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