Woman with Down Syndrome Becomes Fourth Degree Black Belt – Week in Neurodiversity (12/2/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the DifferentBrains.org staff.

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3mins 33 sec) In this episode, an MRI machine helps a teen with epilepsy, a woman with Down Syndrome goes for her 4th degree black belt, and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert host the world’s first nonverbal talk show host to raise acceptance for autism! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] A woman with Down syndrome is now preparing to get her fourth degree black belt.

[00:46] A new MRI machine has helped a teen with epilepsy locate the problem area in his brain.

[01:14] Coles is a supermarket in Australia that will now be having a “quiet hour” for families with a loved one on the autism spectrum.

[01:47] Researchers at the University of Minnesota are using eye exams to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

[02:16] Carly Fleischmann is a woman on the autism spectrum who is the first ever non-verbal talk show host. When she appeared on comedian Jon Stewart’s Night of Many Stars benefit to interview Stephen Colbert, the interview didn’t go quite as planned. But Stewart used the opportunity to raise acceptance for those whose brains may be a bit different.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A woman with Down syndrome is now preparing to get her fourth degree black belt.  http://www.wsmv.com/story/36881979/girl-with-down-syndrome-prepares-for-4th-black-belt

A new MRI machine has helped a teen with epilepsy locate the problem area in his brain. http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Teen-with-epilepsy-receives-help-through-new-MRI-machine-458907083.html

Coles is a supermarket in Australia that will now be having a “quiet hour” for families with a loved one on the autism spectrum. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-21/coles-rolls-out-quiet-hour-to-help-shoppers-with-autism/9176272

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are using eye exams to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s. http://www.fox9.com/news/u-of-m-study-uses-eye-exam-to-detect-early-stages-of-alzheimers-disease

Carly Fleischmann is a woman on the autism spectrum who is the first ever non-verbal talk show host. When she appeared on comedian Jon Stewart’s Night of Many Stars benefit to interview Stephen Colbert, the interview didn’t go quite as planned. But Stewart used the opportunity to raise acceptance for those whose brains may be a bit different. http://ew.com/tv/2017/11/19/jon-stewart-autism-awareness-carly-fleischmann/

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