Country Singer Naomi Judd on Battling Depression – Week in Neurodiversity (12/16/17)

(3 mins 31 sec) In this episode, a teen with Down syndrome celebrates his birthday by being a firefighter for a day, country singer Naomi Judd discusses her history with depression, and a 9-yr-old boy makes a video for his peers describing life on the autism spectrum! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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The Bill Gates Mission to Fight Alzheimer’s – Week in Neurodiversity (12/9/17)

(3 mins 45 sec) In this episode, Bill Gates offers $50 million for Alzheimer’s research, BuzzFeed explores life with schizophrenia, and a young woman is the first with Down syndrome to enter a Miss USA State Pageant! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Woman with Down Syndrome Becomes Fourth Degree Black Belt – Week in Neurodiversity (12/2/17)

(3mins 33 sec) In this episode, an MRI machine helps a teen with epilepsy, a woman with Down syndrome goes for her 4th degree black belt, and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert host the world’s first nonverbal talk show host to raise acceptance for autism! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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How Did Luke Bryan Help a Fan with Apraxia Speak? – Week in Neurodiversity (11/25/17)

(3 mins) In this episode, a father creates a comic book character with Down syndrome for his son, Luke Bryan meets a special fan with apraxia, and how can robotic legs help children with cerebral palsy walk? These stories and more in this week’s episode!

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Man with Asperger’s Lives Dream on Jeopardy! – Week in Neurodiversity (11/18/17)

(3 mins 36 sec) In this episode, University of Iowa researchers look at a cancer drug’s effect on Parkinson’s, a neurologist discusses the facts and myths of Alzheimer’s, and a young man with Asperger’s lives his dream of competing on Jeopardy! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Can Instagram Cause Anxiety and Depression? – Week in Neurodiversity (11/11/17)

(3 mins 43 sec) In this episode, a man with Down Syndrome gives a speech to Congress about life with the condition, Jennifer Lewis from Black-ish discusses her bipolar disorder diagnosis, and how can Instagram create anxiety and depression for teens?

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Trucker Goes Cross Country for Autism Awareness – Week in Neurodiversity (11/4/17)

(3 mins 19 sec) In this episode, a model throws a surprise photo shoot for his sister with Down syndrome, and Henry Winkler discusses how his book series about dyslexia is becoming a TV series! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Yellow Pumpkins Raise Disability Awareness for Halloween – Week in Neurodiversity (10/28/17)

(3 mins 23 sec) In this episode, yellow pumpkins highlighted children with disabilities, a down syndrome entrepreneur has made a career out of socks, and Hamilton star praises Chicago’s epilepsy support! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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What is Different Brains? Advocating for Neurodiversity From Autism to Alzheimer’s | EDB 100

(21 mins) In this special 100th episode, Hackie Reitman, M.D. explains what Different Brains® stands for through the words of some of our amazing past guests. Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Bankole Johnson Dr. Stephen Shore, Dr. Steve Perlman, Michael Alessandri Dr. J.R. Harding, Jessica Thom, Dr. Gail Saltz, and many more!

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Teen with Autism Donates 1,000 Coloring Books to Kids with Cancer – Week in Neurodiversity (9/2/17)

(4 mins 9 sec) In this episode, a teen with autism donates coloring books to children at St. Jude’s, a teen with Down syndrome and a police officer become best friends, and a retiree who struggled with dyslexia for decades writes a book! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s at the Cellular Level, with Dr. Malav Trivedi of Nova Southeastern Univ. | EDB 93

(25 mins) In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. continues his conversation with Malav S. Trivedi, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University, and a researcher in their Center for Collaborative Research (CCR).

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Can Dogs Sniff-Out Parkinson’s? – Week in Neurodiversity (8/12/17)

(4 mins 7 secs) In this episode, a deaf grandmother with dyslexia fulfills her dream of going to nursing school, Chicago Cub Willson Contreras surprises a 10-yr-old boy with Down syndrome for his birthday, and how are dogs learning to detect Parkinson’s? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Kids Start Lemonade Stand to Raise Autism Awareness – Week in Neurodiversity (7/29/17)

(3 mins 45 sec) In this episode, children put together a lemonade stand for autism awareness, a woman with bipolar disorder talks about the impact of self-empowerment, and strangers come donate movies to a man with Down syndrome for his collection? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Young Boy With Autism Starts Lego Jewelry Business – Week in Neurodiversity (7/22/17)

(3 mins 5 sec) In this episode, a boy on the spectrum makes a business out of Lego jewelry, the Down Syndrome Society of Tennessee puts out a dance video to get the attention of a celebrity, and a coffee shop employs those with disabilities! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Veteran Walks Across the Country for PTSD Awareness – Week in Neurodiversity (7/15/17)

(3 mins 17 sec) In this episode, parents design a water park for those with disabilities, a 17-yr-old with Down syndrome tells her story to the UN, and an army vet travels the country by foot to spread awareness for PTSD! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Netflix Previews New Series about Teen With Autism – Week in Neurodiversity (7/08/17)

(3 min 55 sec) In this episode, the trailer for the Netflix series Atypical premiers, a man with Parkinson’s walks again thanks to brain stimulation treatment, and a man asks his fiancé’s sister with Down syndrome to be his best friend forever! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Exploring PTSD in Firefighters – Week in Neurodiversity (7/01/17)

(4 min 12 sec) In this episode, a young woman sings a heartwarming song to her sister with Down syndrome, a volunteer firefighter looks to spread PTSD awareness, and a mother paints her face to spread autism acceptance! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Temple Grandin Discusses Growing Up With Autism – The Week in Neurodiversity (6/24/17)

(3mins 51sec) In this episode, tandem bicycling is helping those with Parkinson’s, Temple Grandin discusses growing up with autism, and how did a little leaguer with Down syndrome get to live his dream? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Wowed by Deaf Singer – Week in Neurodiversity (6/17/17)

(4 mins) In this episode, a teacher dyes his hair for a boy with epilepsy, a an 11-year-old with autism inspires others to overcome their fears by riding roller coasters, and a deaf woman gets a standing ovation with her performance on America’s Got Talent! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Jay Leno Talks About Living with Dyslexia – Week in Neurodiversity (6/10/17)

(3 mins 57 sec) In this episode, Jay Leno talks about growing up with dyslexia, friends with Alzheimer’s keep their brains active through their love of trains, and a teen with Down syndrome receives birthday wishes from Lorde! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Baseball MVP Kirk Gibson on Life with Parkinson’s Disease – Week in Neurodiversity (6/3/17)

(3 mins 52 sec) In this episode, a comedian uses his Asperger’s diagnosis to his advantage, fashion students hold a fashion show for children with Down syndrome, and former baseball player Kirk Gibson discusses living with Parkinson’s! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Uniting Physician Perspectives for Neurodiversity | EDB 83

(25 min 43 sec) In this special episode of Exploring Different Brains, Hackie Reitman, M.D. presents five previous guests discussing breaking down barriers in providing quality health care for those of us with different brains. Guests include Dr. Steve Perlman, Dr. Bankole Johnson, Dr. Allen Wong, Dr. H. Thomas Temple, and Dr. Steve Sulkes.

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Father Creates Minecraft Safe Place for Kids With Autism – Week in Neurodiversity (5/27/17)

(3 mins 31 sec) In this episode, weightlifter with Down syndrome goes perfect in his competition, Shazam raises awareness for Alzheimer’s, and how has one father created a Minecraft safe place for kids with with autism? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Man with Down Syndrome Retires After Working 33 Years at McDonald’s – Week in Neurodiversity (5/20/17)

(3 mins 42 sec) In this episode, McDonald’s honors an employee with Down syndrome after working for 33 years, a son sings with his mother suffering from Alzheimer’s, and a teen with autism who was once non-verbal is now studying for his Masters in quantum physics! These stories and more in this week’s episode!

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Doctor Raps for Concussion Awareness – Week in Neurodiversity (5/13/17)

(3 mins 28 sec) In this episode, a doctor raps for concussion awareness, a boy with Down syndrome opens up a cupcake shop, and Emma Stone and Michael Phelps speak about mental health awareness for the Child Mind Institute! These stories and more in this week’s episode!

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Bat Boy With Down Syndrome Hits a Home Run! – Week in Neurodiversity (5/6/17)

(4 mins 14 sec) In this episode, batboy with Down syndrome gets to bat leadoff for the high school baseball team, squeeze jackets are helping those on the autism spectrum, and how can Botox help those with depression and anxiety? These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Lady Gaga & Prince William Talk Mental Illness – Week in Neurodiversity (4/29/17)

(3 mins 54 sec) In this episode, Boy Meets World star Rider Strong makes the birthday wish of a boy with Down syndrome come true, Project UROK runs a beauty ad for anxiety, and Lady Gaga and prince Harry come together to talk mental health! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Respecting Individuality on the Autism Spectrum, with Michael Alessandri, Ph.D. of UM-NSU CARD | EDB 77

(24 mins) In the second of a two part interview, Hackie Reitman, M.D.continues his conversation with Dr. Michael Alessandri, Exec. Director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, and chair of the Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference hosted by Els for Autism.

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Uniting the Autism Community, with Dr. Michael Alessandri of UM-NSU CARD | EDB 76

(24 mins) In this first of a two part interview, Hackie Reitman, M.D. speaks with Dr. Michael Alessandri, the Executive Director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, and chair of the upcoming Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference hosted by Els for Autism.

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Sesame Street Welcomes Julia, a Muppet With Autism – Week in Neurodiversity (4/01/17)

(3 mins 25 secs) In this episode, a man uses art to cope with Parkinson’s, a man becomes the first ever table tennis coach with Down syndrome, and Sesame Street introduces the first Muppet with autism! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Woman with Down Syndrome Realizes Dream of Delivering the Weather – Week in Neurodiversity (3/25/17)

(3 min 50 sec) In this episode, Lo Bosworth discusses her depression and anxiety diagnoses, a dance class is helping those with Parkinson’s, and a woman with Down syndrome delivers the weather report in France! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Teen with Down Syndrome’s Dog Treat Business is a Hit! – Week in Neurodiversity (3/18/17)

(3 min 41 sec) In this episode: an IndyCar driver breaks down concussions, boxing programs continue to help Parkinson’s patients around the country, and a girl with Down syndrome receives a national scholarship after starting her own business! These stories and more in this week’s edition!

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Debunking the Myths About Alcoholism & Addiction, w/ Professor Bankole Johnson of the U of Maryland and HBO’s “Addiction” | EDB 73

In part 2 of their interview, Hackie Reitman, M.D. speaks with Professor Bankole Johnson, head of the Brain Science Research Consortium Unit at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of addiction.

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Couple With Down Syndrome Celebrate 22 Years of Marriage – Week In Neurodiversity (3/10/17)

(3 min 48 sec) In this episode, a couple with Down syndrome celebrate 22 years of marriage, a former college football coach helps test a new Alzheimer’s treatment, and a couple with Asperger’s bring out the best in one another! These stories and more in the week’s edition.

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