Week In Neurodiversity – Skydiving for Parkinson’s Disease (7-2-16)


 

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a man sings to his mother to help with her Alzheimer’s, a girl with Tourette’s graduates high school with her service dog, and how many times did a man skydive in 12 hours to raise money for Parkinson’s research?

 

[00:11] A son sings to mother with Alzheimer’s to help her with her cognition

[00:43] A group of students help a fellow classmate with Down syndrome win a race.

[01:01] A teen with Tourette’s graduates high school with the help her service dog.

[01:30] Actor and comedian Stephen Fry opens up about having bipolar disorder in a new BBC documentary.

[02:00] The Madigan Army Medical Center planned a new autism center for military kids.

[02:27] A 45-year-old professional skydiver makes 100 jumps for Parkinson’s research

[03:13] Featured channel “What is PTSD?” by clicking on the link at the end of this video!

 

FULL STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A son sings to mother with Alzheimer’s to help her with her cognition http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2897858/Son-mother-suffers-severe-Alzheimer-s-sings-help-remember-him.html

A group of students help a fellow classmate with Down syndrome win a race. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/quick-thinking-schoolboys-help-classmate-8230436

A teen with Tourette’s graduates high school with the help her service dog. http://cnycentral.com/news/local/teen-with-tourettes-graduates-high-school-with-service-dog-by-her-side

Actor and comedian Stephen Fry opens up about having bipolar disorder in a new BBC documentary. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3448045/Stephen-Fry-reveals-relentless-battle-incurable-bipolar-disorder.html

The Madigan Army Medical Center planned a new autism center for military kids. http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/education/article71685682.html

A 45-year-old professional skydiver makes 100 jumps for Parkinson’s research. http://abcnews.go.com/US/skydiver-completes-101-jumps-12-hours-parkinsons-research/story?id=39904606

 

Recommended channel:

What is PTSD? https://www.youtube.com/user/whatisptsd

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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