The Week in Neurodiversity
The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the DifferentBrains.org staff.
Today’s host: Andrew Barry!
(3min 35sec) In this episode, a young woman with Down syndrome looks to change people’s misconceptions, a teen with autism creates her own t-shirt business, and how does coffee reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s? These stories and more in this week’s edition![00:11] To kick things off, a study suggests that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. https://www.wgrz.com/video/syndication/veuer/drinking-coffee-may-reduce-your-chances-of-developing-alzheimers-and-parkinsons-study-suggests/602-8305981 [00:43] Next up, a young woman with Down syndrome is looking to change misconceptions surrounding the condition. https://www.ksdk.com/video/news/local/making-a-difference/young-woman-with-down-syndrome-fights-bullying-one-smile-at-a-time/63-8303076 [01:12] Over in Texas, a non-profit horse therapy program is being run by veterans for veterans with PTSD. https://www.kcbd.com/2018/11/02/horse-therapy-helping-veterans-with-ptsd/ [01:49] Next, a 62-year-old man who lost his father to Alzheimer’s is taking part in a study to look at the genetic risk factor for the disease. http://www.fox5atlanta.com/health/fox-medical-team/alzheimer-s-study-looks-at-genetic-risk-factor [02:24] And finally, over in Georgia, a teen with autism has created her own t-shirt business to spread kindness throughout the country. http://www.fox5atlanta.com/good-day/teen-with-autism-creates-t-shirts-to-spread-kindness