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Dog Changes the Life of Woman with a TBI – The Week in Neurodiversity (2/11/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a service dog changes the life of a woman with a traumatic brain injury, a new treatment for Parkinson’s is showing promise, and the cookie saleswoman with Down syndrome will be selling her cookies at the Oscars! These stories and more in this week’s edition.

[00:11] A caring service dog is changing the life of a woman with a traumatic brain injury.

[00:41] A task force wants to encourage screenings for depression amongst pregnant women.

[01:08] Fans of a rival team rallied behind a high school basketball player with Down syndrome in this viral clip.

[01:40] The Copper Country Autism Awareness group in Houston held an open swim for families with a loved one with autism.

[02:03] In Kentucky, an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s is showing promise.

[02:42] Collette Devieto, the girl with Down syndrome whose cookie business took the world by storm, will be giving out cookies at the night before the Oscars!

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

A caring service dog is changing the life of a woman with a traumatic brain injury. http://abc7news.com/society/woman-survives-brain-injury-with-beloved-dogs-help/1721840/

A task force wants to encourage screenings for depression amongst pregnant women. http://abc7news.com/health/panel-suggests-screening-pregnant-women-for-depression/1175458/

Fans of a rival team rallied behind a high school basketball player with Down syndrome in this viral clip. http://www.wyff4.com/article/rival-team-fans-rally-behind-upstate-basketball-player-with-down-syndrome/8673045

The Copper Country Autism Awareness group in Houston held an open swim for families with a loved one with autism. http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/content/news/Swimming-for-Autism-412105753.html

In Kentucky, an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s is showing promise. http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Experimental-treatment-for-Parkinsons-at-UK-showing-early-promise-412190853.html

Collette Devieto, the girl with Down syndrome whose cookie business took the world by storm, will be giving out cookies at the night before the Oscars! http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/02/01/collettes-cookies-down-syndrome-divitto-oscars-wbz/

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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