Week in Neurodiversity – Woman with Down Syndrome Starts Cookie Business (12/10/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, CalTeach researchers find a link between Parkinson’s and gut bacteria, Demi Lovato discusses her life with bipolar disorder, and a woman with Down syndrome starts her own cookie business! These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:11] In Australia, a support camp for children with Tourette’s is the first of its kind in Queensland.

[00:59] A high school wrestler with Down syndrome out of Ohio wins his first match!

[01:19] CalTech researchers have found a link between Parkinson’s and Gut Bacteria.

[01:56] Demi Lovato opens up about living with Bipolar disorder on the Today Show.

[02:41] A UVA researcher has helped to create an online insomnia treatment.

[03:31] In Boston, a woman with Down syndrome is starting her own cookie business.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Australia, a support camp for children with Tourette’s is the first of its kind in Queensland. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-19/tourettes-camp-an-eye-opener-for-young-sufferers/8035924

A high school wrestler with Down syndrome out of Ohio wins his first match! http://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/watch-high-school-wrestler-with-down-syndrome-wins-first-match/i7OOy0qFVfmC2enlbTx1bP/

CalTech researchers have found a link between Parkinson’s and Gut Bacteria. http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/12/01/66721/caltech-study-finds-link-between-parkinson-s-disea/

Demi Lovato opens up about living with Bipolar disorder on the Today Show. http://www.today.com/health/demi-lovato-opens-about-living-bipolar-disorder-t105471

A UVA researcher has helped to create an online insomnia treatment. http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/UVAa-researcher-helps-create-online-insomnia-treatment-403859996.html

In Boston, a woman with Down syndrome is starting her own cookie business. http://www.kcci.com/article/woman-with-down-syndrome-dreams-big-starts-cookie-business/8368735

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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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