Sesame Place, a children's theme park located in Philadelphia, PA and based on the TV show Sesame Street, has become the world's first theme park to be granted an accreditation for autism accommodation.
(36 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig, Associate Professor and Chair at New York University, Department of Occupational Therapy.
(3 min) In this episode, aerobics help improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s, families receive tattoos are Down syndrome solidarity, and an artist with Down syndrome draws a huge following! These stories and more in this week’s edition!
(3 min 36 sec) In this episode, a man from Portland is running a global marathon to raise awareness for dyslexia, the Phoenix Symphony serenades patients with dementia, and WonderWorks Orlando is doing wonders for people with autism!
(3 min 34 sec) A college student with dyslexia learned 8 languages, a new online service is helping children on the autism spectrum, and have you seen this viral video of a girl singing with her younger brother with Down syndrome?
(3 min 20 sec) In this episode, wounded vets get to swim with dolphins to battle PTSD, firefighters learn martial arts to help battle stress, a teen with Down syndrome hits an incredible half-court shot you won’t want to miss, and more!
(3 min 30 sec) In this episode, a Dallas company helps those with autism reach their full potential, a young girl with Asperger’s receives this mega-gift made of 800 rolls of toilet paper, and more in this week’s edition!
(13 mins) In this New Years mini-episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS discuss what they think the best moments for the autism community were for 2017, and what they hope 2018 has in store.
(6 min 9 sec) In this episode, we count down our top ten stories from 2017, including the army vet who traveled the country on foot to spread awareness for PTSD, and the young woman who lost her hearing at age 18 that stunned the world on America’s Got Talent! These stories and more in this super sized episode! Happy New Years!
(11 minutes) In part two of a special two part year-in-review episode, Hackie Reitman, M.D. presents words of wisdom from parents, researchers, specialists and advocates that are working to help create a world of acceptance for those of us with different brains, including Dr. Chris Stout, Dr. Bankole A. Johnson, Dr. Gail Saltz, and many more!
(3 min 32 sec) In this episode, children with Down Syndrome go gift shopping with police officers, Octavia Spencer discusses her challenges with dyslexia, and 200 strangers come out for the birthday party of a young boy on the autism spectrum! These stories and more in this week’s edition!
(10 mins) In part one of a special two part episode, Hackie Reitman, M.D. presents a handful of the great neurodiverse guests the show has had in 2017, including Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Stephen Shore, David A. Grant, Jessica Thom, and more!
(39 mins) In this episode, Kate and Becca welcome guests Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH and Dora Raymaker, PhD, co-directors of the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE).
(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!
(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!
(36 mins) In this episode, Kate and Becca welcome guest Jodi Murphy, a proud mom to an adult son on the autism spectrum and founder of Geek Club Books, a nonprofit focused on entertaining autism storytelling to change perceptions and end stigma.
(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!
(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!
(50 mins) In this special episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS cover common challenges faced by people on the autism spectrum during the holiday season, and review tools and strategies to stay meltdown free!
(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!
(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?
(36 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome guest Grace Myhill, MSW, who specializes in working with neurodiverse couples in which one partner is on the autism spectrum.
(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!
(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!
(23 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome guest Amy Gravino, M.A., a Certified Autism Specialist, national speaker, and the president of A.S.C.O.T. Consulting.
Dr. Hackie Reitman speaks with Denise Resnick. Denise is the Founder, President, and Board Chair of First Place AZ (a nonprofit dedicate to developing innovative housing options for adults with autism), as well as co-founder of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.
(3 mins 26 sec) In this episode, a boy sells bracelets to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, a pair of students with Down syndrome win homecoming king and queen, and a how you seen this breathtaking animation about autism?
(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!
(3mins 52 sec)Emma Stone shares her struggle with anxiety to Stephen Colbert, and how did this University of Kentucky quarterback help a kid with Tourette’s? These stories and more in this week’s edition!
(23 mins) In this episode, Dr. Hackie Reitman continues his conversation with Michael McManmon, Ed.D.. Michael is a speaker, writer, artist psychologist, and founder of the College Internship Program (CIP)
This documentary tells the story of one parent's journey to discovering that his daughter, recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD), has a brain that works just a little bit differently.
Different Brains ® is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and acceptance of the basic variations in the human brain known as neurodiversity; ending the stigma attached to the related diagnoses and treatment; uniting silos of resources and research whose goals could be better achieved through collaboration; offering support to families and caregivers; and improving the lives and maximizing the potential of those whose brains may be different.