Episode 11: Self-care for Parents and Guardians of LD Kids

On this episode of “A World of Difference” our “Ask the Experts” panel provides helpful self-care strategies for parents, guardians and caregivers of children with learning differences, and we introduce viewers to Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, Victor Villasenor, who have written scores of books as a dyslexic.

Episode 10 – Helping Students with ADHD Succeed

Season 1 | Episode 10 May 2021 Synopsis: On this episode of “A World of Difference,” we’ll visit an innovative small private school in Leesburg, Florida that integrates art and movement into the three R’s and has proven to be just what the doctor ordered for its students with ADHD. Next, we’ll do a deeperRead More…

Episode 9: The Value of Animal-Assisted Interventions for LD Individuals

On this episode of “A World of Difference,” we’ll saddle up and travel to a small Florida horse ranch to get a glimpse of animal-assisted intervention in action. Next, we’ll explore the ins and outs of animal-assisted intervention in our “Ask the Experts” segment. Finally, we’ll introduce you to this month’s “Difference Maker,” Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned scientist, author, and speaker, who has spent a lifetime making the world a more humane place for both livestock and the neurodiverse.

Episode 8: Boosting Self-Esteem in LD Kids

Jack Canfield, the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, once observed that “self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.” Low self-esteem doesn’t play favorites. But it can betray a fondness for children with learning disabilities.

Episode 6: Pushing Students Who Learn Differently — but not over the edge

Season 1 | Episode 6: “Pushing Students Who Learn Differently — but not over the edge” January 2021 Synopsis: The Flying Wallendas earned fame and a reputation as circus daredevils for performing stupendous acts of balance on a high-wire. Yet, even the uncanny skill with which they performed their incredible seven-person chair pyramid stunt palesRead More…

Episode 5: Helping Autistic Students Succeed on Campus

Season 1 | Episode 5: “Helping Autistic Students Succeed on Campus” December 2020 Synopsis: How can parents help their autistic child succeed academically? What are some tools, strategies, and resources that parents can lean on to provide their child with autism added support? We’ll explore these questions and provide some practical strategies with our panelRead More…

Episode 4: STEM and Students With Learning Disabilities

Students with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM majors. This episode of “A World of Difference” looks at why LD students are invisible in STEM and offers parents actionable strategies to help nurture students with learning and attention issues who will “blind them with science” and continue in STEM fields in college and earn STEM degrees. You’ll meet Beacon College anthrozoologist Dr. Brian Ogle and educational leadership expert Dr. Mary-Anne Primack that explores the challenges LD students face in STEM and ways to boost scientific literacy among neurodivergent learners. And much more.

Episode 3 – Ensuring Workforce Diversity Includes Neurodiversity

Carolyn K Jeppson

Season 1 | Episode 3: “Ensuring Workforce Diversity Includes Neurodiversity” October 2020 Featuring: Carolyn Jeppsen, Co-Founder/CEO/President, BroadFutures Synopsis: Saluting National Disability Employment Awareness Month, this episode focuses on “Ensuring Workforce Diversity Includes Neurodiversity,” with a Q&A with Carolyn Jeppsen of BroadFutures, Inc., a national group that helps job candidates with learning disabilities reach their highestRead More…

Episode 2 – The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30: Reflections and Reckoning

Three decades after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush, the numbers of neurodiverse individuals who are continuing on to college and finding footing in the global workplace have outstripped pre-ADA numbers. Change is indisputable, but are there areas where the neurodiverse are still struggling to get a foothold? This month’s “Difference Maker,” retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, looks back at the path that led to the ADA and looks ahead at the road still untraveled.