Week in Neurodiversity – Can Worms Cure Parkinson’s? (5/28/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Week in Neurodiversity
The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode we look at worms that could help cure Parkinson’s, a young entrepreneur with down’s syndrome, a collar that could prevent concussions, and more!

[00:07] A 20-year-old with Down syndrome has opened his own snow cone shop.
[00:32] Can worms help cure Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?
[01:03] A veteran has begun writing songs to help himself and his fellow comrades to cope with PTSD.
[01:29] Can this interesting diet help the epileptic?
[01:49] John Elder Robison undergoes experimental therapy.
[02:09] Developers have created a new collar in hopes that it can prevent concussions.
[02:31] Channel suggestion: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

 

In this episode-

A 20-year-old with Down syndrome has opened his own snow cone shop: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/man-with-down-syndrome-opens-cool-snow-cone-shack_us_572b5c7ce4b096e9f0906630
Can worms help cure Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/670692/worms-help-cure-Alzheimer-s-Parkinson-s-disease
A veteran has begun writing songs to help himself and his fellow comrades to cope with PTSD: http://www.cbs58.com/story/31883391/warrior-songs-local-veteran-helps-fellow-comrades-with-ptsd-heal-through-music
Can this interesting diet help the epileptic?: http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2016/05/can_epilepsy_now_be_controlled_with_diet.html
John Elder Robison undergoes experimental therapy: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/the-shocking-experience-of-finally-seeing-the-full-spectrum-of-emotion/
Developers have created a new collar in hopes that it can prevent concussions: http://www.wlwt.com/news/Developers-hope-new-collar-can-prevent-concussions/39539942

Channel suggestion-

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: https://www.youtube.com/user/michaeljfox



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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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