Temple Grandin Discusses Growing Up With Autism – The Week in Neurodiversity (6/24/17)

(3mins 51sec) In this episode, tandem bicycling is helping those with Parkinson’s, Temple Grandin discusses growing up with autism, and how did a little leaguer with Down syndrome get to live his dream? 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

(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)

(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

(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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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)

(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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Father Creates Minecraft Safe Place for Kids With Autism – Week in Neurodiversity (5/27/17)

(3 mins 31 sec) In this episode, weightlifter with Down syndrome goes perfect in his competition, Shazam raises awareness for Alzheimer’s, and how has one father created a Minecraft safe place for kids with with autism? 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

(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)

(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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Assessing Autism in Adults, with Dr. Katherine Cody | Spectrumly Speaking ep. 7

(31 minutes) In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Katherine Cody, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist in full-time private practice thatoffers psychological and neuropsychological evaluations including Adult Asperger’s Assessments

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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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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)

(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

(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

(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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Uniting the Autism Community, with Dr. Michael Alessandri of UM-NSU CARD | EDB 76

(24 mins) In this first of a two part interview, Hackie Reitman, M.D. speaks with Dr. Michael Alessandri, the Executive Director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, and chair of the upcoming Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference hosted by Els for Autism.

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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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