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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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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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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Young Boy With Autism Starts Lego Jewelry Business – Week In Neurodiversity (7/22/17)

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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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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‘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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Jay Leno Talks About Living With Dyslexia – Week In Neurodiversity (6/10/17)

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)

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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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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Doctor Raps For Concussion Awareness – Week In Neurodiversity (5/13/17)

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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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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Sesame Street Welcomes Julia, A Muppet With Autism – Week In Neurodiversity (4/01/17)

Sesame Street Welcomes Julia, a Muppet With Autism – Week in Neurodiversity (4/01/17)

(3 mins 25 secs) In this episode, a man uses art to cope with Parkinson’s, a man becomes the first ever table tennis coach with Down syndrome, and Sesame Street introduces the first Muppet with autism! These stories and more in this week’s edition!
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Woman With Down Syndrome Realizes Dream Of Delivering The Weather – Week In Neurodiversity (3/25/17)

Woman with Down Syndrome Realizes Dream of Delivering the Weather – Week in Neurodiversity (3/25/17)

(3 min 50 sec) In this episode, Lo Bosworth discusses her depression and anxiety diagnoses, a dance class is helping those with Parkinson’s, and a woman with Down syndrome delivers the weather report in France! These stories and more in this week’s edition!
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Teen With Down Syndrome’s Dog Treat Business Is A Hit! – Week In Neurodiversity (3/18/17)

Teen with Down Syndrome’s Dog Treat Business is a Hit! – Week in Neurodiversity (3/18/17)

(3 min 41 sec) In this episode: an IndyCar driver breaks down concussions, boxing programs continue to help Parkinson’s patients around the country, and a girl with Down syndrome receives a national scholarship after starting her own business! These stories and more in this week’s edition!
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Couple With Down Syndrome Celebrate 22 Years Of Marriage – Week In Neurodiversity (3/10/17)

Couple With Down Syndrome Celebrate 22 Years of Marriage – Week In Neurodiversity (3/10/17)

(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.
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New Device Helps People With Asperger’s Interpret Emotions – The Week In Neurodiversity (2/18/17)

New Device Helps People with Asperger’s Interpret Emotions – The Week in Neurodiversity (2/18/17)

(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.
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The Best Of The Week In Neurodiversity – 2016 Year In Review

The Best of the Week In Neurodiversity – 2016 Year in Review

(7 minutes 40 seconds) In honor of the end of the year, we cover our top ten stories of 2016, featuring Michael J. Fox jamming with Dave Matthews for Parkinson’s awareness, Michael Jordan surprising a fan with autism, and the story of Daniel the therapy duck! These stories and more in this week’s episode!
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Week In Neurodiversity – Rock Climber With Epilepsy Inspires (11/12/16)

Week in Neurodiversity – Rock Climber with Epilepsy Inspires (11/12/16)

In this episode, cognitive behavioral therapy is helping those with insomnia, a man with epilepsy climbs mountains, and an entrepreneur with Down syndrome sends baskets to families whose children also have the condition. All these and more in this week’s edition!
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