Can Swimming With Sharks Help PTSD? – Week in Neurodiversity (3/04/17)

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neurodiversityThe Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode: a former hockey player talks about living with OCD, a man bikes 4,000 miles for Parkinson’s research, and veterans with PTSD go diving with sharks! These stories and more in this week’s edition.

[00:11] Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Corey Hirsch opens up about his struggles with OCD.

[00:49] 3rd grader Kaiya Hemmings had made a video about the importance of inclusion for those with different brains.

[01:10] A school out of Tennessee is helping kids with dyslexia grow though sports.

[01:45] Along The Way covers the Down syndrome advocacy group “Ups of Down’s Family Support Group”.

[02:31] A Pittsford man, who at 8 years old lost his grandfather to Parkinson’s, is biking 4,000 miles to bring awareness to the disease.

[03:00] Veterans with PTSD go for a dive with sharks to ease their anxiety.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Corey Hirsch opens up about his struggles with OCD. http://globalnews.ca/news/3259088/nhl-vancouver-canucks-corey-hirsch-ocd-mental-illness-advocate/

3rd grader Kaiya Hemmings had made a video about the importance of inclusion for those with different brains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FCwiVrJdHE&feature=youtu.be

A school out of Tennessee is helping kids with dyslexia grow though sports. http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/34579518/mid-south-school-helps-students-with-dyslexia-grow-through-sports

Along The Way covers the Down syndrome advocacy group “Ups of Down’s Family Support Group.” http://www.blackhillsfox.com/content/news/The-Upside-of-Down-syndrome-Along-the-Way-414435743.html

A Pittsford man, who at 8 years old lost his grandfather to Parkinson’s, is biking 4,000 miles to bring awareness to the disease. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/2017/02/20/pittsford-man-syracuse-grad-bike-for-parkinsons/98154992/

Veterans with PTSD go for a dive with sharks to ease their anxiety. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/19/veterans-dive-with-sharks-to-treat-ptsd.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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