A Winning Debut for Wrestler with Down Syndrome – Week In Neurodiversity (1/28/17)

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neurodiversityThe Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a teen with Down syndrome wins his high school wrestling debut, students walk for Alzheimer’s in honor of the Pat Summit Foundation, and a have you seen this viral clip of a Parkinson’s patient leading a dance? These stories and more in this week’s episode.

[00:11] In New Jersey a teen with down syndrome wins in his varsity wrestling debut.

[00:45] A woman has a new lease on life after a breakthrough Parkinson’s treatment.

[01:27] Tucker High School in Virginia prepares for their annual Alzheimer’s walk for the Pat Summitt Foundation.

[01:50] In Raleigh, North Carolina scientists gather to help treat military PTSD.

[02:23] Doctors at Cleveland Clinic discuss ways for teens to handle depression.

[03:06] A Parkinson’s patient goes from struggling to walk to leading a dance in this viral clip.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In New Jersey a teen with down syndrome wins in his varsity wrestling debut.

http://abc7ny.com/sports/high-school-wrestler-with-down-syndrome-scores-big-victory-in-nj/1706826/

A woman has a new lease on life after a breakthrough Parkinson’s treatment.

http://www.your4state.com/news/maryland/more-than-a-year-after-breakthrough-parkinsons-disease-treatment-woman-does-better-than-expected/642454168

Tucker High School in Virginia prepares for their annual Alzheimer’s walk for the Pat Summitt Foundation.

http://wric.com/2017/01/19/we-back-pat-tucker-high-school-ready-for-alzheimers-awareness-event/

In Raleigh, North Carolina scientists gather to help treat military PTSD.

http://abc11.com/news/raleigh-scientists-team-up-to-help-treat-military-ptsd/1708933/

Doctors at Cleveland Clinic discuss ways for teens to handle depression.

http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/How-to-handle-teen-depression-411169775.html

A Parkinson’s patient goes from struggling to walk to leading a dance in this viral clip. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/01/16/patient-with-parkinsons-goes-from-struggling-to-walk-to-leading-dance-in-viral-clip.html

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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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