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EXPLORING DIFFERENT BRAINS is a weekly interview show hosted by neurodiversity advocate Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD., and presented by DifferentBrains.com. Join us as we speak with some of the most interesting people involved in autism, Asperger's, dyslexia, ADHD, OCD, down syndrome, and any condition that can be considered "neurodiverse." From doctors to judges, teachers to caregivers, scientists to advocates, parents to kids, neurodiverse to neurotypical, we want to tell any story that can offer insight into the difference in our brains.

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EXPLORING DIFFERENT BRAINS is a weekly interview show hosted by neurodiversity advocate Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD., and presented by DifferentBrains.com. Join us as we speak with some of the most interesting people involved in autism, Asperger's, dyslexia, ADHD, OCD, down syndrome, and any condition that can be considered "neurodiverse." From doctors to judges, teachers to caregivers, scientists to advocates, parents to kids, neurodiverse to neurotypical, we want to tell any story that can offer insight into the difference in our brains.

    Living With Tuberous Sclerosis, with Preston Fitzgerald | EDB 239

    Living With Tuberous Sclerosis, with Preston Fitzgerald | EDB 239

    Self-advocate Preston Fitzgerald discusses tuberous sclerosis

    (10 minutes) Preston is currently a student at the University of North Texas, studying Consumer Experience Management. He is an advocate for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), which he was diagnosed with at seven months old.

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    • 10 min
    Autism & Sleep, with Dr. Beth Malow | EDB 238

    Autism & Sleep, with Dr. Beth Malow | EDB 238

    Vanderbilt University’s Dr. Beth Malow discusses sleep challenges on the autism spectrum.

    (26 minutes) Dr. Malow is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Division, holds the Burry Endowed Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development, and serves as Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Neurology and incoming director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Clinical Translational Core. Her research has emphasized the interface of sleep and epilepsy, autism, and related disorders of neurodevelopment. Dr. Malow is board certified in neurology and Sleep Medicine. She is Vice Chair of the governor-appointed Tennessee Autism Council. Dr. Malow serves as PI for the Vanderbilt site of the NeuroNEXT Network (NINDS Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials). She also serves as the principal investigator for Vanderbilt’s Autism Treatment Network, one of 12 regional autism centers across North America developing standards of medical care for children with autism.

    For more info on Dr. Malow’s work: https://www.vumc.org/sleep-in-autism/

    For her book, “Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Frazzled Families”: https://www.amazon.com/Solving-Problems-Children-Spectrum-Disorders/dp/1606131958

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    • 25 min
    DCD & Me: Living with Developmental Coordination Disorder, featuring Julia Futo | EDB 237

    DCD & Me: Living with Developmental Coordination Disorder, featuring Julia Futo | EDB 237

    Self-advocate and Different Brains intern Julia Futo discusses growing up with DCD.

    (26 minutes) Julia faced difficulties early on in life with trying to perform everyday tasks. Before she was five years old, she was diagnosed with two learning disabilities: Encephalopathy and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). She struggled in school for a long time, but that changed when she took journalism in high school and learned how to become an advocate. She is currently in college and hopes to help others find their voices.

    For Different Brains articles written by Julia: https://www.differentbrains.org/a-day-in-the-life-of-someone-with-developmental-coordination-disorder/

    To see Julia’s “Neurodiversity and the Coronavirus” project: https://www.differentbrains.org/neurodiversity-the-coronavirus/

    Julia’s article for EP Magazine can be seen here: https://www.epmagazine.com/blog/being-a-neurodiverse-advocate


    For more info: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/include

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    • 26 min
    Becoming a Neurodiversity Self-Advocate, with Julia Futo | EDB 236

    Becoming a Neurodiversity Self-Advocate, with Julia Futo | EDB 236

    DCD self-advocate and Different Brains intern Julia Futo discusses how she found her voice.

    (14 minutes) Julia faced difficulties early on in life with trying to perform everyday tasks. Before she was five years old, she was diagnosed with two learning disabilities: Encephalopathy and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). She struggled in school for a long time, but that changed when she took journalism in high school and learned how to become an advocate. She is currently in college and hopes to help others find their voices.

    For Different Brains articles written by Julia: https://www.differentbrains.org/a-day-in-the-life-of-someone-with-developmental-coordination-disorder/

    To see Julia’s “Neurodiversity and the Coronavirus” project: https://www.differentbrains.org/neurodiversity-the-coronavirus/

    Julia’s article for EP Magazine can be seen here: https://www.epmagazine.com/blog/being-a-neurodiverse-advocate


    For more info: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/include

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    • 14 min
    STEM Inclusion for the Neurodivergent, w/ UCONN's Marisa Chrysochoou PhD & Arash Zaghi PhD | EDB 235

    STEM Inclusion for the Neurodivergent, w/ UCONN's Marisa Chrysochoou PhD & Arash Zaghi PhD | EDB 235

    UCONN's Marisa Chrysochoou PhD & Arash Zaghi PhD discuss their INCLUDE program

    (28 minutes) Marisa Chrysochoou, Ph.D. (who also goes by Maria professionally) is Professor and Department Head for Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut (UCONN). Arash Zaghi, P.E., S.E. is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCONN. The INCLUDE team is working with partners across the UConn campus to create an ecosystem that supports diverse learning styles and cultivates the potential of neurodivergent students to contribute to innovations in engineering. INCLUDE aims to make systemic changes that range across the entire span of a student's undergraduate experience.

    For more info: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/include

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    • 28 min
    Battling Health Care Disparities, with Harvard’s Margarita Alegría, PhD | EDB 234

    Battling Health Care Disparities, with Harvard’s Margarita Alegría, PhD | EDB 234

    Margarita Alegría, PhD discusses her work eliminating health care disparities.

    (29 minutes) Margarita Alegría, PhD is the Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and The Mongan Institute, the Harry G. Lehnert, Jr. and Lucille F. Cyr Lehnert Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The Disparities Research Unit (DRU), part of the Department of Medicine’s Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, is dedicated to undertaking innovative, collaborative research projects that focus on understanding and improving health services, and eliminating health and health care disparities for diverse racial and ethnic and/or immigrant populations.

    For more info: https://www.massgeneral.org/mongan-institute/centers/DRU

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    • 29 min

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