Young Boy With Autism Starts Lego Jewelry Business – Week in Neurodiversity (7/22/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

(3 mins 5 sec) In this episode, a boy on the spectrum makes a business out of Lego jewelry, the Down Syndrome Society of Tennessee puts out a dance video to get the attention of a celebrity, and a coffee shop employs those with disabilities! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] In Florida a boy on the autism spectrum has created his own business by making jewelry out of Legos.

[00:43] A young woman with Down syndrome got to live her dream by running her first dance class on her own.

[00:57] The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and Middle Tennessee has put out a dance video in the hopes that it will go viral enough to get the attention of Justin Timberlake.

[01:35] A young man who struggled with dyslexia has helped to propose a new bill that would help those also struggling with the condition.

[02:09] Bitty and Beau’s is a coffee shop that only hires those with disabilities, and is taking the world by storm.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In Florida a boy on the autism spectrum has created his own business by making jewelry out of Legos. http://myfox8.com/2017/07/06/boy-with-autism-creates-jewelry-out-of-legos/

A young woman with Down syndrome got to live her dream by running her first dance class on her own. https://www.facebook.com/DSFFlorida/videos/pcb.1419710891455067/1419708791455277/?type=3&theater

The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and Middle Tennessee has put out a dance video in the hopes that it will go viral enough to get the attention of Justin Timberlake. http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/down-syndrome-association-hopes-to-capture-justin-timberlakes-attention/758756714

A young man who struggled with dyslexia has helped to propose a new bill that would help those also struggling with the condition. http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/politics/dyslexic-triad-teen-inspires-proposed-law/453758586

Bitty and Beau’s is a coffee shop that only hires those with disabilities, and is taking the world by storm. https://www.facebook.com/attn/videos/1427269843975137/?pnref=story

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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