(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!
The Week in Neurodiversity
The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the DifferentBrains.org staff.
Today’s host: Adrienne Sassano!
(3min 30sec) In this episode, a cheerleader with Down syndrome inspires her school, a girl with cerebral palsy inspires a playground, a boy with dyslexia looks to create more support for those with the same challenges, and more![00:11] Let’s kick things off over in Michigan, where a cheerleader with Down syndrome is inspiring her school. https://www.wdsu.com/article/brightens-everyones-day-cheerleader-with-down-syndrome-shows-nothing-is-impossible/24285019 [00:43] Over in California, a playground inspired by a girl with cerebral palsy is about to be built. https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/10/22/hayward-tennyson-park-mias-dream-come-true/ [01:17] And over in Michigan, kids on the autism spectrum are being paired with mentors to learn how to code. http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/autistic-kids-paired-with-non-spectrum-peers-to-learn-coding-in-detroit [01:50] Next, let’s take a look at how Florida high schools are taking care of concussions. https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/health/concussion-symptoms-signs-dont-just-appear-with-football-athletes/67-608868192 [02:17] And finally, over in Missouri, a boy with dyslexia is looking to create more support for those facing the same challenges. https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/storytellers/10-year-old-with-dyslexia-finds-his-voice-asks-wentzville-school-board-for-more-support/63-607740474