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A Boy with Autism and His Four-Legged Best Friend – Week In Neurodiversity


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, Wounded Warrior swim with the dolphins for PTSD, a mother posts a heartwarming video for her son with TBI, and a boy with autism shares a bond with his deaf service dog. These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:11] In San Francisco, an autism-friendly gym has opened up.

[00:42] Wounded Warriors swim with the dolphins to help them with PTSD.

[01:12] A doctor has developed a stimulation treatment for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries.

[01:54] A mother has posted a heartwarming video telling the story of her son with a traumatic brain injury, and their journey together.

[02:24] A young nonverbal boy with autism shares a special bond with his service dog that is deaf.

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

In San Francisco, an autism-friendly gym has opened up. http://www.kdlt.com/2017/01/09/autism-friendly-gym-opens-sf/

Wounded Warriors swim with the dolphins to help them with PTSD. http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlbvideos/wounded-warriors-swim-with-dolphins-to-help-them-heal-from-ptsd/vp-BBy4OQD

A doctor has developed a stimulation treatment for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries. http://www.fox9.com/news/228381419-story

A mother has posted a heartwarming video telling the story of her son with a traumatic brain injury, and their journey together. http://www.wwltv.com/news/boys-traumatic-brain-injury-ignites-moms-incredible-strength/385483636

A young nonverbal boy with autism shares a special bond with his service dog that is deaf. http://www.today.com/parents/deaf-shelter-dog-helps-boy-autism-t106849

This video is owned by Different Brains Inc, kindly donated by it’s original producer PCE Media LLC.

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing his second BA at the University of South Florida in psychology with a minor in education. He is the former host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity. He also currently works for Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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