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Life Challenges & neurodiversity

Below are the best resources we could find on Life Challenges and neurodiversity.

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Breaking Barriers of Autism: The Power of Kindness and Friendship | Benjamin Tarasewicz | TEDxCU

Benjamin Tarasewicz, a high-schooler with autism, provides inspirational stories and tips for reaching out to people with “differences;” also highlighted are talents that can go along with “disability.

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7 Keys to Living a Happy Life with ADHD

Happier living with ADHD means unwrapping and exalting your gifts. Begin by using these 7 strategies tailored to your brain’s special ways and engineered to transform your ADHD into a life-enhancer.

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Say What? Neurodivergent Code Switching

Sarah Nannery and her husband Larry join us to talk about Sarah’s experience with an autism diagnosis as an adult, and how, with Larry’s help, she relearned how to navigate her professional world, and overcome the communication hurdles she faced.

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Neurodivergent Adulting Made Easy

Equipping a neurodivergent kid for the adult world can be a challenge. Amanda Morin from Understood.org talks with Emily Kircher-Morris about some of the things you wish someone had told you about that transition

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A Holiday Shopping and Celebration Guide (Encore)

Shopping can be a headache, but choosing the right gifts for high-ability kids is extra-challenging. Between meal planning and decorating, Jen Merrill found time to pop in with holiday stories and gift ideas, and Emily divulges her darker history as a “peeker.”

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Mind Matters Composite: Creativity

The theme of today’s episode is creativity, and we’re featuring segments from past conversations with experts who know a thing or two about the subject. A creativity compilation, ahead on episode 72.

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Executive Function: What You May Be Doing Wrong

Seth Perler, an executive function advocate and coach, talks with Emily Kircher-Morris about what many parents and professionals are getting wrong when trying to help their kids with executive function skills.

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Understanding Autism Diagnosis and Assessment

What is the process of evaluating a child for autism? What does the profile of an autistic twice-exceptional person look like? Why are girls’ autism symptoms often missed?

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Sifting through IQ: What We Know about Intelligence

Dr. Russell Warne is here to talk about his findings as he wrote his new book, “In The Know: Debunking 35 Myths About Human Intelligence,” on episode 69.

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Gifted and 2e’s Place in the Neurodiversity Movement

“Neurodiversity” is an umbrella term encompassing a variety of atypical diagnoses. Where do the gifted and twice-exceptional communities fit into that landscape? What are we learning about neurodiverse people?

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