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How Tennis is Empowering Kids With Down Syndrome

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the Different Brains Inc. interns. Today’s host: Andrew Barry!

(3min 50sec) In this episode: people with Down syndrome are empowered through the game of tennis, a community comes together for a teacher with Parkinson’s, a runner with autism looks to add some mileage in 2019, and more!

[00:10] To kick things off, a runner diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis is looking to sinpire others to stay fit through her “Fight for Mobility” initiative. https://fox61.com/2019/01/04/multiple-sclerosis-runner-on-the-move/
[00:48] Let’s move over to Texas, where those with Down syndrome are being empowered through the game of tennis. https://www.ksat.com/news/tennis-empowers-individuals-with-down-syndrome
[01:19] Next up, a California community has come together to support a teacher who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. https://abc7news.com/society/beloved-south-bay-teacher-battling-parkinsons-disease/5079521/
[01:48] Over in South Florida, a young boy with autism has an amazing talent for playing the piano. https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/01/03/south-florida-11-year-old-with-autism-is-a-revelation-on-the-piano/
[02:18] Next up, let’s move over to Indiana, where a student with Down syndrome was crowned homecoming queen.
https://www.wthitv.com/content/news/it-makes-me-feel-special-Terre-Haute-South-student-with-Down-Syndrome-crowned-homecoming-queen-504353471.html
[02:40] And finally, a Michigan man with autism who ran 2,018 miles in 2018 is now looking to run 2,019 miles in 2019!
https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2019/01/michigan-man-with-autism-runs-the-year-2018-miles-in-2018.html

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