Week in Neurodiversity – Boy with Tourette’s Sings with Carrie Underwood (11/05/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a woman becomes Argentina’s first teacher with Down syndrome, Louisiana Tech starts a boxing program with Parkinson’s, and a young boy with Tourette’s sings on stage with Carrie Underwood! All these stories and more in this week’s episode.

 

[00:12] An Argentinian woman has become the first nursery teacher with Down syndrome ever in the country.

[00:36] Actress Deepika Padukone gave an emotional speech about growing up with depression at an event in Dahli.

[01:01] Louisianna Tech is offering a program called Rock Steady Boxing to help those with Parkinson’s fight the disease.

[01:37] A seven-year-old girl with Down syndrome made a video with her mother explaining the condition.

[02:14] Researchers have found a new treatment that may prevent and reverse the signs of Alzheimer’s.

[02:44] A boy with Tourette’s got to sing on stage with Carrie Underwood.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

An Argentinian woman has become the first nursery teacher with Down syndrome ever in the country. http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/19445-woman-with-down-syndrome-achieves-childhood-dream-of-teaching-preschool-i-adore-this

Actress Deepika Padukone gave an emotional speech about growing up with depression at an event in Dahli. http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/deepika-padukone-in-tears-as-she-talks-depression-if-it-wasnt-for-my-mother-i-wouldnt-be-here-3075243/

Louisianna Tech is offering a program called Rock Steady Boxing to help those with Parkinson’s fight the disease.

http://www.knoe.com/content/news/LA-Techs-Rock-Steady-Boxing-helping-people-fight-Parkinsons-Disease-398943411.html

A seven-year-old girl with Down syndrome made a video with her mother explaining the condition. http://people.com/human-interest/7-year-old-girl-explains-down-syndrome-its-not-scary-its-so-exciting/

Researchers have found a new treatment that may prevent and reverse the signs of Alzheimer’s. http://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2016/10/26/new-treatment-may-reverse-alzheimers-disease/21592496/

A boy with Tourette’s got to sing on stage with Carrie Underwood. http://wjla.com/news/entertainment/video-boy-with-tourettes-sings-on-stage-with-carrie-underwood

 

A pediatric psychologist joins ABC News 13 to discuss the importance of screening your child for autism at an early age. http://www.13newsnow.com/news/health/assessing-autism-in-children/339209482

A therapy duck named Daniel is taking the world by storm, after being seen accompanying a woman with PTSD on her flight. http://wlos.com/news/local/better-than-web-md-therapy-duck-is-owners-lifeline-after-terrible-accident

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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