Lady Gaga Opens Up About PTSD – Week in Neurodiversity (12/17/16)

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Via DifferentBrains.com | Week In Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a wrist device helps a designer with Parkinson’s, a boy with Down syndrome performs in the Nutcracker, and have you read Lady Gaga’s letter about PTSD? These stories and more in this week’s episode!

[00:11] A new sports book “Drop the Puck: Let’s Play Hockey” is highlighting athletes with Down syndrome.[00:45] A new wearable device has helped to steady the hand of a designer with Parkinson’s.[01:17] Neuroscientists have uncovered a flickering light treatment for those with Alzheimer’s.[01:56] Actor Ameer Baraka mentoring a fifth grade boy with dyslexia, hoping to inspire and offer words of wisdom to the student.[02:46] Jack Barlow is the first boy with Down syndrome to perform in the Cincinnati Ballet’s Nutcracker.[03:14] Lady Gaga wrote an open letter to her fans about her daily struggles with PTSD.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A new sports book “Drop the Puck: Let’s Play Hockey” is highlighting athletes with Down syndrome. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/category/news/3589788-sports-book-highlights-athletes-with-down-syndrome/

A new wearable device has helped to steady the hand of a designer with Parkinson’s. http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-research-parkinsons-disease-emma/

Neuroscientists have uncovered a flickering light treatment for those with Alzheimer’s. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-led-lights-alzheimers-plaques-20161206-story.html

Actor Ameer Baraka mentoring a fifth grade boy with dyslexia, hoping to inspire and offer words of wisdom to the student. http://www.newschannel5.com/news/education/school-patrol/school-patrol-help-for-dyslexia

Jack Barlow is the first boy with Down syndrome to perform in the Cincinnati Ballet’s Nutcracker. http://www.wlwt.com/article/boy-with-down-syndrome-takes-stage-in-this-years-nutcracker/8468240

Lady Gaga wrote an open letter to her fans about her daily struggles with PTSD. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lady-gaga-ptsd-open-letter_us_584869d4e4b0641041455f05

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The Neurodiversity News Show | Hosted by Mike Nickas

Mike Nickas-Jean was born on November 11, 1994 in Plantation, FL, and currently resides in Oakland Park, FL.
He 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.

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