Veteran Walks Across the Country for PTSD Awareness – Week in Neurodiversity (7/15/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(3 mins 17 sec) In this episode, parents design a water park for those with disabilities, a 17-yr-old with Down syndrome tells her story to the UN, and an army vet travels the country by foot to spread awareness for PTSD! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] Morgan’s Inspiration Island is a water park designed by parents specifically to include those with disabilities.

[00:36] An Australian 17-yr-old with Down syndrome who was once told she would never speak, shared her story with the United Nations.

[01:17] A father has created caution signs to slow down speedy drivers and protect those on the autism spectrum.

[01:52] A dancer with Down syndrome is living her dream as she is traveling across the country with the National Youth Dance Company.

[02:14] An army veteran has is traveling to all four corners of the US on foot to spread awareness for PTSD.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Morgan’s Inspiration Island is a water park designed by parents specifically to include those with disabilities. https://www.facebook.com/EveryMomInTheKnowbyAOL/videos/855713267917789/

An Australian 17-yr-old with Down syndrome who was once told she would never speak, shared her story with the United Nations. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4659952/Aspiring-actress-syndrome-talks-hopes.html

A father has created caution signs to slow down speedy drivers and protect those on the autism spectrum. http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/265967965-story

A dancer with Down syndrome is living her dream as she is traveling across the country with the National Youth Dance Company. http://www.itv.com/news/central/2017-07-05/dancer-with-downs-syndrome-proud-to-perform-on-stage/#

An army veteran has is traveling to all four corners of the US on foot to spread awareness for PTSD. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/07/03/army-vet-cross-country-trek-ptsd/

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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