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Girl With Down Syndrome Expresses Self Through Painting


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Marie Sassano!

(3 min 30 sec) In this episode, a nonverbal girl with Down syndrome uses art to tell her story, NYU studies a an under-examined symptom of Parkinson’s, and a pair of twins with autism have a love for running marathons! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

[00:12] To kick things off, a nonverbal girl with Down syndrome is using art to share her story. https://abc13.com/family/14-year-old-with-down-syndrome-finds-her-voice-through-art-/3922870/

[00:42] A facility in Nebraska is using music to help patients with Alzheimer’s. http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Sumner-Place-uses-music-as-a-way-to-help-people-with-Alzheimers-490682421.html

[01:16] NYU is conducting a study on a less-examined symptom of Parkinson’s. http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/health-and-medicine/2018/08/13/parkinsons-art-therapy#

[01:50] Next, let’s take a look at how one Texas organization spread awareness for dyslexia. http://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Dyslexia-Smart-provides-insight-on-the-learning-disability-490702851.html

[02:22] And finally, over in New York, a pair of twins on the autism spectrum have developed a love for running marathons. https://www.insideedition.com/new-york-twin-brothers-autism-love-running-marathons-45902

 

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