A World of Difference’s Story
Exploring neurodiversity through compelling conversations with national experts, families, and successful adults who thrive with their learning differences, A World of Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity provides more than just resources and expert guidance for neurodivergent families — it shows them that they are not alone.
Produced by Beacon College — the first accredited baccalaureate institution in the nation for neurodivergent students — the show airs on Central Florida’s PBS station, WUCF TV, and is available nationwide via the free PBS app on most streaming devices, including Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV+.
Since its launch in 2020, the program has garnered national recognition, including five Telly Awards, three Anthem Award, PR News’ CSR Diversity Award, and more.
Transforming Education for Those Who Learn Differently
Beacon College is the first college in the country accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences. Committed to student success, the college offers academic and personal support services that help each student achieve their goals. Set in the hometown environment of Leesburg, Florida, amidst beautiful lakes and close to area attractions, students are able to experience community living within easy reach of the resources they need to flourish academically, professionally, and socially.
Why Does Neurodiverse Programming Matter?
Tapping into a market that is often overlooked or seen as an afterthought, A World of Difference educates audiences through heartfelt stories of the neurodivergent and works toward establishing neurodiversity in a more inclusive future.
Darryl E. Owens
HealthDay News Special Correspondent
Videographer (United Kingdom)
Correspondent (West Coast)
NG Production Films
Featured Beacon College Experts
Dr. A.J. Marsden
Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Nicki Nance
Associate Professor of Human Services and Psychology
Dr. Oksana Hagerty
Dean of the Center for Student Success
Assistant Chair of General Education and Senior Instructor