How Do You Get Inspired? Finding Inspiration Through Neurodiversity | EDB 39

In this episode, Dr. Hackie Reitman speaks with 7 amazing people from the world of neurodiversity- parents, employers, educators, and authors – as they tell us how they found their inspirations to make change in the lives of those of us with Different Brains.

Featured in this episode:

[01:21] Michael Bernick, the former director of California’s labor department, author of the book “The Autism Job Club,” and board member of AASCEND

[03:23] Susan Kahn, educator and author of the “Sue’s Strategies” series.

[04:41] Catherine Pascuas, host of The Autism Show Podcast and author of The Autism Activities Handbook.

[05:57] Cassandra Dunn, author of “The Art of Adapting.” Her personal site can be seen here.

[08:28] Sarah Collins, founder of Autism CAER.

[10:14] Thomas D’Eri, COO and co-founder of Rising Tide Car Wash.

[12:19] Karen Bowersox of Downs Designs Dreams and NBZ Jeans.



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Dr. Harold “Hackie” Reitman is the founder of He is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, children’s activist, retired orthopaedic surgeon, and a former professional heavyweight boxer. He who currently serves as the CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based PCE Media, LLC, the multi-platform production company he founded in 2004. Dr. Reitman wrote, executive produced and co-directed the full-length independent film, “The Square Root of 2” (starring Darby Stanchfield of ABC’s “Scandal”), and is the author of the book “Aspertools: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity” from HCI Publishing. He also hosts the interview show “Exploring Different Brains.”

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