(3 min 36 sec) An Indiana police department looks to keep children with autism safe, a boy with Tourette’s finds that animals help his tics, and what are “zombie cells” and how are they helping the battle against Alzheimer’s? These stories and more in this week’s edition!
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