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Meet The First NCAA Player With Autism


The Week in Neurodiversity

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

Today’s host: Adrienne Sassano!

(3 min 10 sec) In this episode, former football player Tim Green looks to raise funds for ALS, a girl with epilepsy has her life changed by her specially trained dog, we meet the first NCAA basketball player with autism, and more!

[00:11] To kick things off, a teen with autism and Down syndrome received a birthday surprise from a group of bikers. https://www.kcra.com/article/bikers-band-together-to-give-teen-with-down-syndrome-autism-a-birthday-surprise/25238851

[00:44] Next up, Kent State’s Kalin Bennett is the first NCAA Basketball player with autism. https://www.complex.com/sports/2018/11/ncaa-first-player-with-autism-joins-kent-state

[01:05] Over in New Jersey, a girl with epilepsy has had her life changed by her specially trained dog. http://www.fox5ny.com/news/girl-with-epilepsy-service-dog

[01:41] Next up, check out a few tips on how to avoid holiday depression. https://www.kusi.com/advice-on-how-combat-holiday-depression/

[02:07] And finally, former football player and NFL commentator Tim Green is using his ALS diagnosis to raise funds for research. https://katv.com/sports/beyond-the-game/beyond-the-game-tim-green-uses-als-diagnosis-to-raise-money-for-research

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