(VIDEO - 3 min 32 sec) In this episode: a Baltimore nightclub offers inclusion to those with disabilities, Parkinson’s patients get loud for therapy, a woman with cerebral palsy competes in the Miss Colorado pageant, and more!
(VIDEO - 27 minutes) Hackie Reitman, M.D. explores acculturation with Pei Fen Li, Ph.D. Dr. Li defines acculturation from a psychological perspective, discusses autism support in Taiwan, and explores cultural differences.
Scientists at the Van Andel Research Institute have located a region of vital genetic control markers called epigenes that may help bring about more effective screening methods and treatments for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
(VIDEO - 27 mins) Dr. Hackie Reitman talks with autism and sexuality expert Amy Gravino. Amy discusses her diagnosis, the deficit in sex education for people on the spectrum, and some of the challenges women with autism face in the community.
(3min 44sec) In this episode: a pair of brothers find interesting ways to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness, 'Born This Way' Star Sean McElwee is breaking down barriers for those with Down syndrome, and more!
Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder, behind essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease, and is currently estimated to affect the lives at least 250,000 adults and children in North America, alone.
(3 min 27 sec) In this episode: a PDQ employee with Down syndrome becomes a documentary star, singer Billie Eilish opens up about Tourette’s on Ellen, a group of skaters make the day of a young boy with autism, and more!
(3 min 22 sec) In this episode: we look at a new treatment for OCD, a recently diagnosed teen with multiple sclerosis hosts a walk for awareness, special olympians on the autism spectrum get married, and more!
After a five year study, State University of New York Upstate Medical researcher Julio Licinio of Syracuse, New York, and his international research team, have made groundbreaking findings that could revolutionize current methods of schizophrenia treatment.
(25 minutes) In this special episode, Hackie Reitman, M.D. welcomes various legal experts and advocates to get their advice on how to best interact with the law, with Judge Ginger Lerner Wren, lawyer & autism self-advocate Haley Moss, and more!
(3 min 33 sec) In this episode: a California boy with Down syndrome becomes an international ambassador, a retired neurologist talks early Alzheimer’s awareness, a high school looks to honor a volunteer with special needs, and more!
Pilar Page, MSW and Mike Vaughn, M.Ed. of the College Internship Program (CIP) highlight how through healthy communication, young adults with autism and other learning differences can effectively develop healthy relationships within their community.
( 3 min 35 sec) In this episode: a 17 year old inventor makes an app to help his brother with Down syndrome make friends, a hip-hop artist looks to make music for the hearing impaired, a boy with dyslexia writes a poem that goes viral, and more!
(3 min 19 sec) In this episode: an adaptive dance program is offered for adults with Down syndrome, a trampoline park helps children with autism, vision impaired sports fans are given the full experience of a live game, and more!
Partnering with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, Sesame Place® has officially became the first theme park in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center.
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.