Week in Neurodiversity – Ben Affleck Studies Autism For Latest Role (10/15/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, Wentworth Miller stars in a depression awareness video, researchers are finding a cure for Parkinson’s, and Ben Affleck studies autism for his role in the film The Accountant! These stories and more in this week’s episode.

[00:12] Actor Wentworth Miller who stars in a video for awareness of depression and suicide prevention.

[00:38] In San Antonio a documentary was produced to address the challenges and treatments of dyslexia.

[01:08] At Iowa State researchers are coming closer to finding a cure for Parkinson’s.

[01:35] Next up, a diet known as the “mind diet” shows a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s.

[02:13] Ben Affleck is starring in the new film The Accountant, a role in which Affleck prepared for by studying and researching autism.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Actor Wentworth Miller who stars in a video for awareness of depression and suicide prevention. http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/09/wentworth-miller-stars-depression-awareness-suicide-prevention-video/

In San Antonio a documentary was produced to address the challenges and treatments of dyslexia. http://www.ksat.com/sa-live/local-documentary-addresses-challenges-and-treatments-of-dyslexia

At Iowa State researchers are coming closer to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. http://www.kcci.com/news/isu-researchers-make-progress-in-cure-for-parkinsons-disease/41999378

Next up, a diet known as the “mind diet” shows a reduced risk for Alzheimers.

http://abc7.com/health/mind-diet-shows-promise-in-reducing-risk-of-alzheimers-disease/1534519/

Ben Affleck is starring in the new film The Accountant, a role in which Affleck prepared for by studying and researching autism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbtmW3grWG8

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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