Can Yoga Ease Autism-Related Anxiety? – Week in Neurodiversity (4/15/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a yoga class is helping those with autism, a new app is keeping kids with ADHD focused, and how has this viral prom proposal vid inspired others to contribute to the special occasion? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] The Hugs and Mugs café is the first store of its kind to be fully staffed by adults with Down syndrome.

[00:43] In New Jersey, a yoga class is helping families who have a loved one on the autism spectrum.

[01:17] Welsh actor and writer Ian Puleston-Davies discusses living with OCD.

[01:44] The Anderson Center for Autism is looking to build futures for those on the spectrum.

[02:16] An Ohio parent has created an app that will help children with ADHD stay focused.

[02:51] A clip went viral of a young woman with Down syndrome being asked to prom. And after seeing the clip, a family from Wisconsin became inspired and decided to send her the dress of her dreams.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

The Hugs and Mugs café is the first store of its kind to be fully staffed by adults with Down syndrome. https://www.facebook.com/PopSugarCelebrity/videos/907402585962880/?autoplay_reason=all_page_organic_allowed&video_container_type=0&video_creator_product_type=0&app_id=273465416184080&live_video_guests=0

In New Jersey, a yoga class is helping families who have a loved one on the autism spectrum. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/04/03/special-yoga-class-helps-families-dealing-with-autism/

Welsh actor and writer Ian Puleston-Davies discusses living with OCD. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-39432020

The Anderson Center for Autism is looking to build futures for those on the spectrum. http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/04/05/anderson-center-looks-build-future-those-autism/99689864/

An Ohio parent has created an app that will help children with ADHD stay focused. http://www.10tv.com/article/ohio-parent-creates-app-help-children-adhd

A clip went viral of a young woman with Down syndrome being asked to prom. And after seeing the clip, a family from Wisconsin became inspired and decided to send her the dress of her dreams. http://939myfm.iheart.com/onair/mick-lee-52398/strangers-from-wisconsin-send-gown-to-15709402/

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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