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A Special Bond Between a Boy With Anxiety & His Dog

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the Different Brains Inc. interns. Today’s host: Andrew Barry

(3 min 21 sec) In this episode, a music teacher with ALS is honored by his school district, a 7-yr-old boy with apraxia looks to share his story, and a young boy with anxiety has his life changed by his service dog, and more!

[00:10] Let’s kick things off over in Wisconsin, where a music teacher who was diagnosed with ALS has been honored by his school district. https://www.weau.com/content/news/School-district-supports-music-teacher-after-ALS-diagnosis-502029591.html

[00:45] Next up, let’s meet Ryder, a 7-year-old boy with apraxia who is looking to share his story with others. https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/health/a-prisoner-in-his-own-brain-life-with-a-rare-speech-disorder/77-620881377

[01:15] Omar Al Shami is a swimmer with Down syndrome who is defying the odds. https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/11/28/omar-al-shami-swimmer-special-olympics-ctw-pkg.cnn

[01:51] A pair of women out of Kentucky are bringing joy to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia by giving them baby dolls. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pearls-memory-babies-kentucky-women-deliver-baby-dolls-to-people-with-alzheimers-and-dementia-to-give-them-comfort/

[02:22] And finally, let’s take a look at how a young boy with anxiety and a rescue dog have saved each other’s lives. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boy-with-special-needs-and-rescue-service-dog-help-each-other-overcome-obstacles/

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