(43 mins) In this debut episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS share stories about how they became involved in the autism community, and how both make use of canine friends in their every day lives and work.
(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.
(3 min 49 sec) In this episode, a teen with Down syndrome fulfills his dreams of going to college, a new device can help those with Asperger’s detect moods, and Henry Winkler discusses his new book and growing up with dyslexia! These stories and more in this week’s edition.
Cheryl Checkers, M.S. outlines how weaknesses in the executive functions of the brain can create problems for the neurodiverse, and reviews strategies for how to improve those functions.
In this episode, a student becomes the second contest with Down syndrome to run for Miss Clemson, a girl with apraxia finds a special bond with cats at an animal shelter, and how can a mouth guard give us an inside look at the impact of a concussion?
In this episode, a girl with dyslexia creates a virtual reality program to help her peers, a man with down syndrome inspires others through a fitness class, and Ricochet the surf dog wears a Santa costume for PTSD awareness!
In our final blog of 2016, Different Brains founder Hackie Reitman, M.D. discusses the problem of isolation when dealing with a diagnosis, and the way individuals and all of society can benefit when all of us come together for our common goals.
In this episode, a student with autism becomes homecoming king, “Aspergers Are Us” takes the world by storm in their new documentary, and Michael J. Fox jams with Dave Matthews for a Parkinson’s Benefit!
In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. speaks with Lori Bitar, educational consultant and author of "SOS: Save Our Students."
Asperger’s Are Us, a sketch comedy group based in Boston, is hitting it big. The troupe, made up entirely of performers with Asperger's syndrome is performing for crowds around the country.
When you think of Toys “R” Us, it’s unlikely that you are envisioning a relaxed atmosphere for children. However, the toy superstore is currently searching for effective new ways to ensure that those with autism can have a more stress-free shopping experience.
Cheryl Checkers discusses Specialisterne, an international company determined to create employment for the neurodiverse.
Dr. Hackie Reitman discusses his experiences at Trailblazing 2016, a conference dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship amongst the neurodiverse.
In this episode, virtual reality helps those with social difficulties, a cheerleader asks a boy with Down syndrome to homecoming, and did you hear about the first man with autism to win a gold medal at the Paralympics?
Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout speaks with Dr. Dorita Berger about the various benefits music therapy can have on people with autism, ADHD, PTSD, and many other diagnoses.
In this episode, a girl with Down syndrome becomes an honorary cheerleader and have you seen the robot that helps children with autism?
In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. speaks with returning guest Dr. Lauren Gerber, author and psychologist.
In this 17 minute presentation, Different Brains™ founder Hackie Reitman, M.D. tells his personal journey to understanding neurodiversity, and why it is so important for society to recognize the differences in our brains.
In this episode, Taryn Manning stars in a movie about bipolar disorder, Cara Delevigne opens up about depression, and have you heard of the best friends with Down syndrome that created a zombie flick?
In this episode, a young man with Down syndrome scores a touchdown, bee venom is helping those with Parkinson’s, and what did Michael Jordan do for a fan with autism? All these stories and more!
Martha Summa discusses the important role music can play in therapy for the neurodiverse, and offers insight in to how different tempos can help different conditions.
In this episode Dr. Hackie Reitman sits down with Stacey Hoaglund, a tireless advocate for the neurodiverse, and the mother of a son with autism.
The next time your child or client reacts in a way you don’t understand, try to see through their eyes. Ask what and why, before presuming their behavior is inappropriate.
Eric Zimmerman talks about how communication can present challenges for people on the autism spectrum.
Giuliana Fenwick tells of how raising a son with autism led her to develop a method of massage that may prove beneficial to anyone neurodiverse.
In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. speaks with author and psychologist Dr. Lauren Gerber.
In this episode a young woman with Asperger’s creates her own business, a new device may help those with Parkinson’s, and a Shark Tank star discusses his dyslexia.
Sixteen years ago our family didn’t have any adult friends on the autism spectrum, now we have a whole roomful of them.
In this episode, a teen creates the “autism ball”, a documentary shows us a unique look at autism, and do you know how scientists are handling neurological conditions?
In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. speaks with Ian Hale, Ph.D., a writer, poet, public speaker and researcher who happens to be on the autism spectrum.
In this episode, a girl with autism receives thousands of cards for her birthday, comedian Michael McCreary opens about having Asperger’s, and did you here about the MMA fighter who was just diagnosed with autism?
You’re a dad. Though maybe you didn’t recognize it at the time, your child has a brain that’s a bit different. You know that when she was growing up you could have done some things differently.
One cannot Google "Asperger's Syndrome" and profess to be an expert. I had to live it. I have learned more from special needs parenting then I ever learned in the classroom.
This week in neurodiversity features Irish snapchat star James Kavanagh, Nick Lachey and Bruno Mars' autism awareness contribution, and a robot designed to help autistic children improve their social skills.Hosted by Matthew Ryan.
In this episode, Hackie Reitman, M.D. speaks with Carolyn Naifeh, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Nashville IDD Housing Group.
Looking across the audience one can see how different everyone is, how neurodiversity reaches everyone. And with that comes a host of different ideas and philosophies, all backed up by very strong passion.
In this episode, Hackie Reitman, M.D. interviews Mari Nosal, M.Ed., author of "Ten Commandments Of Interacting With Kids On The Autism Spectrum."
On the Week in Neurodiversity, the host highlights newsworthy events in the news involving different brains."Millennial Neurodiversity News"Hosted by Matthew Ryan.
People with Asperger’s syndrome are often uncomfortable enough in day-to-day social situations- let alone in the fast-paced action of an ice hockey ring.
In this episode, Dr. Reitman speaks with Derek Volk, author of "Chasing The Rabbit," host of The Derek Volk Show, and father of a son with Asperger's Syndrome.
This year two radio hosts in Utah who have children with autism have created an event called "Quiet Santa" which is intended to give kids with autism or sensory disorders an experience with Santa that isn’t stressful or intimidating.
James King, a 15-year-old British boy who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, was recently given tickets to attend a Manchester United soccer match through his school, Middleton Technology...
Alicia Palelis offers some basic tips for autism parents to help get through the holidays season - and still enjoy it!
It was at the end of July, and I’d had a good day at the U.S. Autism and Asperger Association’s national conference in Tuscon, Ariz. From my spot at the author’s table, I had met many wonderful people in the autism community...
Justin Hansen is a fifth-year defensive lineman for the Colorado State University Rams football team. He has 36 career tackles and hopes to play in the NFL. Doesn’t have to be the active roster, he’ll take the practice squad. Just to prove he can.