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Man With Parkinson’s Sails The Great Lakes – W.I.N.

The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by the Different Brains Inc. interns. Today’s host: Adrienne Sassano

(3 min 10 sec) In this episode, a basketball player with autism plays the game of his life, a man with Parkinson’s sails the Great Lakes with his wife, we watch a 10 year old with cerebral palsy takes her first steps, and more!

[00:12] To kick things off, check out the exciting moment of a 10-yr-old girl with cerebral palsy walked independently for the first time. https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/21/amazing-moment-girl-10-cerebral-palsy-walks-independently-first-time-8700696/
[00:30] Over in Massachusetts, a high school student with Asperger’s played the basketball game of his life. https://whdh.com/news/greatest-game-of-my-life-uxbridge-student-with-aspergers-wows-crowd-with-basketball-skills/
[01:04] Rhode Island Hospital is studying some new potentially promising treatments for ALS. https://turnto10.com/features/health-landing-page/health-check-new-treatment-options-for-als
[01:39] Over in Ireland, a woman has been sending gift baskets to families of newborns with Down syndrome. https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0221/1031857-sending-baskets-of-love-to-hundreds-of-families/
[02:07] And finally, a man with Parkinson’s is sailing around the Great Lakes to raise awareness for the condition. https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1481854

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