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An American Ninja Warrior With Parkinson’s


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the DifferentBrains.org staff.

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 min 15 sec) In this episode: a man with Down syndrome reunites with his father after a cross-country trip in a viral video, a high school football player with autism scores a spectacular touchdown, an athlete with Parkinson’s becomes an American Ninja Warrior, and more!

[00:11] To kick things off, let’s meet the athlete with Parkinson’s who became American Ninja Warrior! http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/08/23/american-ninja-warrior-athlete-with-parkinsons-turns-obstacles-into-relief.html

[00:37] Over in Kansas, the second annual Apraxia Walk is bringing families together to support one another. http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Topekas-second-annual-Walk-for-Apraxia-creates-unbreakable-bonds-491226781.html

[00:57] In South Carolina, a high school football player with autism lived his dream by making a spectacular touchdown catch. http://www.wrdw.com/content/sports/Autistic-teenager-makes-catch-of-a-lifetime-491917531.html

[01:32] Next, Dr. Nina Johnson joins Fox 10 News in Alabama to discuss depression in teens. https://www.fox10tv.com/mental-health-in-teenagers-depression-and-suicide/video_cc0128f3-1d33-5632-b098-b7d585db8273.html

[02:07] And finally, check out this viral video of a man with Down syndrome meeting with his father after a cross-country trip! https://fox8.com/2018/08/28/watch-man-with-down-syndrome-overcome-with-joy-when-hes-reunited-with-father-at-the-airport/

 

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