Painter with Down Syndrome Wows Art Community – Week in Neurodiversity (2/10/18)

(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!

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The Best of the Week In Neurodiversity – 2017 Year in Review

(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!

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2017 in Review, Part 2: Understanding & Supporting Neurodiversity | EDB 110

(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!

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Police Officers and Kids with Down Syndrome Team Up For Gift Shopping – Week in Neurodiversity (12/23/17)

(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!

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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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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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