What Is Different Brains? Advocating For Neurodiversity From Autism To Alzheimer’s | EDB 100

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)

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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Avoiding Negative Thinking Patterns On The Autism Spectrum, With Valerie Gaus, Ph.D. | Spectrumly Speaking Ep. 21

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)

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

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)

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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Autism And Employment: Exploring Neurodiverse Working Relationships | Spectrumly Speaking Podcast Ep. 16

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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Pioneering Advocacy For Women With Autism, With Liane Holliday Willey, Ed.D. | Spectrumly Speaking Ep. 15

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)

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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Understanding Autism Through Science, With Alycia Halladay, Ph.D. | Spectrumly Speaking Ep. 12

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)

‘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

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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Baseball MVP Kirk Gibson On Life With Parkinson’s Disease – Week In Neurodiversity (6/3/17)

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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Gender, Sexuality, And Autism, With Leslie A. Sickels, LCSW | Spectrumly Speaking Ep. 8

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)

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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Autism And Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, With Dr. Gil Lichtshein | Spectrumly Speaking Ep. 6

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)

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

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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Respecting Individuality On The Autism Spectrum, With Michael Alessandri, Ph.D. Of UM-NSU CARD | EDB 77

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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