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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When Autism and Dyslexia Co-Occur, with Elizabeth Wilkinson, The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 22

(32 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome as their guest British dyslexia and autism advocate Elizabeth Wilkinson, also known as the Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant.

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Avoiding Negative Thinking Patterns on the Autism Spectrum, with Valerie Gaus, Ph.D. | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 21

(32 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome guest Valerie Gaus, Ph.D.. Dr. Gaus is a psychologist that uses a cognitive-behavioral framework, licensed by New York State, who has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 20 years. 

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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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Social Communication Challenges in Women on the Autism Spectrum, with Gina Moravcik, M.A. | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 19

(32 mins)  In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome guest Gina Moravcik, M.A.. Gina is the owner of Sunrise Speech and Language Services and is a NY state licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who has worked with individuals on the Autism Spectrum ranging in age from 2 – 65 years, in a multidisciplinary setting for 14 years, with an expertise in social communication assessments and therapeutic interventions.

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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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Autism and Employment: Exploring Neurodiverse Working Relationships | Spectrumly Speaking Podcast ep. 16

(43 mins) In this episode, Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. discuss navigating neurodiverse working relationships. The two discuss their own working relationship, explore common employment challenges for people on the autism spectrum, and highlight the benefits to businesses and individuals when neurodiversity is present in the workplace.

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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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Pioneering Advocacy for Women with Autism, with Liane Holliday Willey, Ed.D. | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 15

(23 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with author and autism advocate Liane Holliday Willey, Ed.D. The three discuss Liane’s diagnosis with Asperger’s syndrome, what led her to share her experiences through writing, the roadblocks that exist for women on the spectrum, and Liane’s heroes and inspirations.

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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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Understanding Autism Through Science, with Alycia Halladay, Ph.D. | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 12

(55 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Alycia Halladay Ph.D. of the Autism Science Foundation. They discuss research into the genetic components of autism, studying the occurrence of neurodiverse siblings, and the autism gender gap as related to the world of research.

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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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Autism and Transitions: How Women on the Spectrum Deal With Change | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 11

(40 minutes) In this episode, Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcomes her new co-host Katherine Cody, Psy.D. Becca and Dr. Cody discuss their histories together, the challenges related to transitions for people on the autism spectrum, common life events that can inspire those issues, and some tools for coping with changes.

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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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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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Gender, Sexuality, and Autism, with Leslie A. Sickels, LCSW | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 8

(32 mins) In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Leslie A. Sickels, LCSW. They discuss the importance of educating people on the spectrum about sex, the common misnomers society has about autism and relationships, and gender identity issue within the ASD community.

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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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Assessing Autism in Adults, with Dr. Katherine Cody | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 7

(31 minutes) In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Katherine Cody, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in full-time private practice thatoffers psychological and neuropsychological evaluations including Adult Asperger’s Assessments

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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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Autism and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, with Dr. Gil Lichtshein | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 6

(28 minutes) In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Dr. Gil Lichtshein. Dr. Gil discusses what TMS is and the effects it can have on patients on the spectrum, other options for treating symptoms that come with an autism diagnosis, and the care doctors should take in prescribing medications to patients with sensitive systems.

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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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Autism, OCD, & Anxiety: Treating Co-Occuring Conditions, with Dr. Rebecca Sachs | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 5

(33 mins) In this episode, hosts Dr. Lauren Gerber and Becca Lory speak with Rebecca Sachs, Ph.d. ABPP, a psychologist specializing in the treatment of individuals on the autism spectrum who also experience difficult co-occurring disorders, such as severe anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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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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