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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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)

(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)

(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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A Winning Debut for Wrestler with Down Syndrome – Week In Neurodiversity (1/28/17)

In this episode, a teen with Down syndrome wins his high school wrestling debut, students walk for Alzheimer’s in honor of the Pat Summit Foundation, and a have you seen this viral clip of a Parkinson’s patient leading a dance? These stories and more in this week’s episode.

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Defining Neurodiversity for 2017: It’s Different Brains

In our final blog of 2016, Different Brains founder Hackie Reitman, M.D. discusses the problem of isolation when dealing with a diagnosis, and the way individuals and all of society can benefit when all of us come together for our common goals.

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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 – Ben Affleck Studies Autism For Latest Role (10/15/16)

In this episode, Wentworth Miller stars in a depression awareness video, researchers are finding a cure for Parkinson’s, and Ben Affleck studies autism for his role in the film The Accountant! These stories and more in this week’s episode.

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