Week in Neurodiversity – FSU Football Star Makes the Day of Young Boy With Autism (9/10/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, an amusement park creates a calming room for kids with autism, a young man with Down syndrome gets into his dream school, and how did an FSU football star make the day of a student with autism?

 

[00:13] A buddy walk to spread awareness for Down syndrome

[00:52] University of Michigan scientists have joined a $15 million effort in understanding bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

[01:30] Jordan Huffman, a young man with Down syndrome, realizes his dream of becoming a student at the University of Georgia

[01:53] In Arizona, dyslexia resources are changing the lives of students struggling with the condition

[02:22] An amusement park has introduced a calming room specifically designed for children with autism

[02:55] FSU wide receiver spends a lunch with a middle schooler with autism

 

 

FOR THE FULL LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A buddy walk to spread awareness for Down syndrome – http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Upcoming-Buddy-Walk-Promotes-Awareness-Of-Down-Syndrome-392061831.html

University of Michigan scientists have joined a $15 million effort in understanding bipolar disorder and schizophrenia – http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201608/u-m-scientists-part-15-million-initiative-understand-bipolar

Jordan Huffman, a young man with Down syndrome, realizes his dream of becoming a student at the University of Georgia – http://www.khou.com/life/the-sweet-moment-moms-son-with-down-syndrom-finds-out-hes-accepted-to-uga/305219326

In Arizona, dyslexia resources are changing the lives of students struggling with the condition – http://www.kvoa.com/story/32910758/kristis-kids-dyslexia-resources-help-transform-students-lives

An amusement park has introduced a calming room specifically designed for children with autism – http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Dollywood-Introduces-Autism-Calming-Room-391018491.html

FSU wide receiver spends a lunch with a middle schooler with autism – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fsu-player-travis-rudolph-sits-with-sixth-grade-boy-with-autism-eating-lunch-alone/

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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