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Week in Neurodiversity – Sailing Away With Autism (8/6/16)

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a program helps children with autism learn to sail, robots assist with epilepsy, Jim Jeffries talks about having autism at age 36, and can parrots help with PTSD? All these stories in more in this week’s episode!


Robot technology is being used to reduce seizures for those with epilepsy:

The Clear Lake Yacht Club has teamed with Opportunity Village Autism Center to design a sailing program for kids with autism:

Parrots help veterans with PTSD:

A yoga class helps those with Parkinson’s manage symptoms:

Jeffrey Gould produces a documentary called Quiet Please… on Misophonia:


Comedian Jim Jeffries discusses his story of being diagnosed with autism at age 36 in his stand-up special Freedumb:

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 his second BA at the University of South Florida in psychology with a minor in education. He is the former host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity. He also currently works for Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.