“A World of Difference” celebrates and supports families who are navigating the journey of learning differences. The show is produced by Beacon College, America’s first accredited college dedicated to educating students who learn differently). Episodes examine neurodiversity issues related to learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorders, and learning differences through conversations with experts, viewer Q&As, and interviews with successful adults who overcame learning differences.
Season 2, Episode 11: August 2022
Helping Neurodivergent Children Forge Friendships
For kids with autism, ADHD, and other learning differences who struggle with deciphering body language and facial expressions, forging friendships can be an uphill struggle. Research shows that, as a result, children with autism, for example, sing the lonesome blues more than their neurotypical peers. Here’s the good news: Parents can step in and tutor their neurodivergent kiddos in developing lasting, fulfilling relationships.
Later, you’ll meet our latest “Difference Maker,” author Carmen Agra Deedy, whose love of stories overpowered her struggles reading the words that shaped the fabulous tales she loved.