(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.
(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.
(3 min 30 sec) In this episode: actress Selma Blair opens up about her battle with multiple sclerosis, a baton helps visually impaired musicians, a surgeon with Tourette’s hopes to inspire others, and more!
When you imagine self-care, you probably picture solo activities such as taking a long bubble bath or going for a run. And if you're a parent, your next thought is probably how to go about accomplishing these feats, as you don’t have time for anything. But the truth is, self-care doesn't have to be solitary!
Mason McDeid has been living with a difficult case of Cerebral palsy since birth, but since his father introduced him to heavy metal music the two have been using it to soothe symptoms and raise awareness!
(3 min 45 sec) In this episode, a counselor looks to help students with ADHD find their superpowers, a high school student with apraxia becomes a beloved mascot, the National Down Syndrome Society dispels myths in an inspirational video, and more!
(3 min 30 sec) In this episode: a man with Parkinson’s donates $100,000 for St. Joseph’s, an entrepreneur with Down syndrome has her jewelry business explode, a blind high school basketball player with cerebral palsy hits an amazing shot, and more!
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been studying and refining computer-based speech pattern recognition, specifically deep learning, to be able to detect depression or anxiety in people's speech patterns.
(3 min 16 sec) In this episode, a chef with Down syndrome dedicates her cookbook to her late best friend, a dance group with autism inspires TV audiences, a Microsoft Super Bowl Commercial warms hearts everywhere, and more!
(43 minutes) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory Hector, CAS, BCCS go guest-less to discuss meltdowns - how they happen, how they are prevented, and what you can do when you’re in the middle of one!
(3 min 36 sec) In this episode: an Indiana gym helps those recovering from addiction, an 11-yr-old radio host delivers the news for the visually impaired, an 18-yr-old with cerebral palsy accomplishes something no one thought would be possible, and more!
(3 min 45 sec) In this episode: a Colorado student with Down syndrome hits a half court shot, a club in New Jersey looks to help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, a young man with autism expands his pickle business, and more!
(3min 50sec) In this episode: people with Down syndrome are empowered through the game of tennis, a community comes together for a teacher with Parkinson’s, a runner with autism looks to add some mileage in 2019, and more!
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.