Week in Neurodiversity – Autism Awareness Goes Country! (8/20/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, musicians write a song for autism awareness, a young man with Down syndrome becomes a cop for a day, and did you hear about the man with Parkinson’s who won a Martial Arts title? All these stories and more!

[00:12] Group of musicians in Michigan writes country song for autism awareness.

[00:39] Man with Down syndrome lives dream of being a police officer for a day

[01:09] Young individuals with autism in San Antonio are taught how to interact with law enforcement

[01:36] Girl shares her story of growing up with pediatric bipolar disorder

[02:03] Doctors use Amyloid Imaging to help detect Alzheimer’s

[02:38] 78-year-old man with Parkinson’s wins a Martial Arts title

FOR THE FULL STORIES:

Group of musicians in Michigan writes country song for autism awareness. http://fox17online.com/2016/08/10/michigan-musicians-create-country-song-to-raise-awareness-for-autism/

Man with Down syndrome lives dream of being a police officer for a day http://www.lex18.com/story/32491327/young-man-with-down-syndrome-is-officer-for-a-day

Young individuals with autism in San Antonio are taught how to interact with law enforcement. http://www.kens5.com/news/local/autistic-teens-learn-skills-to-interact-with-police/289724162

Girl shares her story of growing up with pediatric bipolar disorder. http://www.additudemag.com/adhdblogs/31/12035.html

Doctors use Amyloid Imaging to help detect Alzheimer’s. http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/news/smart-woman/new-technology-may-help-doctors-detect-alzheimers-earlier

78-year-old man with Parkinson’s wins a Martial Arts title. http://www.wtsp.com/entertainment/places/bobby-lewis-on-the-road/man-wins-martial-arts-title-after-parkinsons-diagnosis/286239953

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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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