Week in Neurodiversity – Rapper Becomes Autism Advocate (9/17/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a rapper become an autism advocate, patients with Parkinson’s climb Machu Picchu, and have you heard of the Emmy award-nominated reality series about Down syndrome? All this and more!

[00:12] Rap star Suga-T has become an autism advocate with her latest song “Don’t X Me Out” being dedicated to children on the spectrum.

[00:39] News channel 4 in Oklahoma covers the four ways of identifying Alzheimer’s.

[01:03] In Arkansas, a town’s fire department is handing out stickers to help with autism awareness.

[01:29] Patients with Parkinson’s are climbing Machu Picchu to raise money for stem cell research.

[01:51] In Knoxville an event was held to help parents in assisting their children suffering from dyslexia.

[02:14] A&E series Born This Way is a reality show featuring the daily lives of young individuals with Down syndrome, is nominated for three Emmys.

 

FOR THE FULL LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Rap star Suga-T has become an autism advocate with her latest song “Don’t X Me Out” being dedicated to children on the spectrum – http://fox40.com/2016/09/07/rap-star-turned-autism-advocate/

News channel 4 in Oklahoma covers the four ways of identifying Alzheimer’s – http://kfor.com/2016/09/08/4-signs-to-identify-alzheimers/

In Arkansas, a town’s fire department is handing out stickers to help with autism awareness – http://www.thv11.com/news/local/local-fire-department-uses-stickers-to-help-children-with-autism/315743256

Patients with Parkinson’s are climbing Machu Picchu to raise money for stem cell research –http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/sep/09/parkinsons-patients-climbing-machu-picchu/

In Knoxville an event was held to help parents in assisting their children suffering from dyslexia – http://wate.com/2016/09/07/knoxville-event-helps-parents-learn-more-about-solutions-for-children-with-dyslexia/

A&E series Born This Way is a reality show featuring the daily lives of young individuals with Down syndrome, is nominated for three Emmys – http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/09/09/mega-tv-producer-jonathan-murray-emmys-finally-give-nod-to-down-syndrome.html

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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