Week in Neurodiversity – Can a Watch Predict Epileptic Seizures? (8/13/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a man with Down syndrome graduates from Clemson, a watch senses seizures, and how does improv help those with OCD? All those stories and more!

 

[00:12] Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is opens an Autism Center.

[00:42] Researchers in Waco, Texas received funds to study potential treatments for PTSD.

[01:20] Improv group in Chicago helps those with OCD.

[01:54] EpiWatch app helps people detect seizures before they happen.

[02:30] New state law in Missouri will require all public schools to test for dyslexia.

[02:54] Man with Down syndrome graduates from Clemson University.

 

FOR THE FULL STORIES:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is opens an Autism Center. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/08/01/health-chop-provides-autism-friendly-spaces/

Researchers in Waco, Texas received funds to study potential treatments for PTSD. http://www.kcentv.com/news/local/local-researchers-receive-funding-for-ptsd-studies/285602149

Improv group in Chicago helps those with OCD. http://wgntv.com/2016/07/29/o-c-d-sufferers-fight-anxiety-with-improv-comedy/

EpiWatch app helps people detect seizures before they happen. http://www.fastcompany.com/3059828/the-apple-watch-app-for-seizures-may-soon-predict-their-onset

New state law in Missouri will require all public schools to test for dyslexia. http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_60d8732a-c420-504e-bc71-a1816699d502.html

Man with Down syndrome graduates from Clemson University. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-with-down-syndrome-fulfills-dream-of-graduating-from-clemson/

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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