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Animals Help Boy Deal with Tourette’s


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Reuben Friedlander!

(3 min 36 sec) In this episode, an Indiana police department looks to keep children with autism safe, a boy with Tourette’s finds that animals help his tics, and what are “zombie cells” and how are they helping the battle against Alzheimer’s? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:10] To kick things off, let’s look at how animals are helping a 12-yr-old boy with Tourette’s with his tics. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-46186460/a-12-year-old-boy-with-tourette-s-syndrome-finds-animals-stop-his-tics

[00:44] Next, the Greensburg Police Department in Indiana is launching a program to help keep children with autism safe. https://www.wthr.com/article/greensburg-police-launching-program-help-keep-children-autism-safe

[01:21] Next up, check out how a youth flag football team came together for a boy with Down syndrome. https://whdh.com/news/holbrook-football-team-comes-together-for-young-boy-with-down-syndrome/

[01:52] Over in Mississippi, check out how a regional rehabilitation helped this 10-year-old with dyslexia. https://www.wtva.com/content/news/Regional-Rehab-helps-Preston-Thomas-learn-with-dyslexia-500094072.html

[02:27] And finally, let’s take a look at how “zombie cells” are helping the battle against Alzheimer’s. https://www.wndu.com/content/news/Finding-a-new-way-to-attack-Alzheimers-500400511.html

 

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