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Beyond 6 Seconds
Beyond 6 Seconds
Carolyn Kiel

First impressions can take only 6 seconds to make! But if you’re neurodivergent, those quick judgments about you can be misleading. That’s where... more

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Supporting the Hispanic Tourette's community with Claudia Scott

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19 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
How to support employees with invisible disabilities

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05 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Ending epilepsy stigma through filmmaking

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22 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Nonspeaking autistic writer and poet Swarit Gopalan

Swarit Gopalan is a 12-year old autistic nonspeaker who uses a letterboard to spell and a keyboard to type to... more

08 Jan 2024 · 12 minutes
Celebrating 200 episodes and looking ahead to 2024

In this year-end episode for 2023, host Carolyn Kiel reflects on the big milestones that Beyond 6 Seconds achieved in... more

11 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
Neurodivergence in India with Aditi Gangrade

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27 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Neurodivergent personal trainer & weightlifting champion Bayley Garnham

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13 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Neurodivergence and gender identity with Charlie Ocean

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30 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
Creating an inclusive world through dance with Marisa Hamamoto

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16 Oct 2023 · 58 minutes
Tourette Syndrome advocacy with Jhonelle Bean

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02 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Autistic and dyspraxic actor Ross K. Foad

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18 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Dissociative Identity Disorder with Amber Louise Ainsworth

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04 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
Trans and autistic inclusion at work with Nate Shalev

Nate Shalev is a leading expert and advisor on inclusivity helping to create workplace cultures where both businesses and people... more

21 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Autistic music therapist and singer Swara Swami

As a young autistic girl, Swara Swami could sing before she could speak. Now Swara is a music therapist and... more

07 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
The Autism-Friendly Cookbook with Lydia Wilkins

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24 Jul 2023 · 51 minutes
Dyscalculia education and advocacy with Elena Chambers

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10 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Autism in Black with Maria Davis-Pierre

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26 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Fragile X and ADHD with Sarah Brown

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12 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
A talk with Kaishawna, a Black Deaf Autistic musician, AAC user and student

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29 May 2023 · 53 minutes
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15 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Kate Wallinga's experience with TBI, epilepsy and ADHD

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01 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Autism, community and the DataFam with Adam Mico

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24 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
Supporting mental health in Black autistic & disabled communities with Janelle Johnson

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17 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
The Autistic, Asian American, Jewish experience of Ben VanHook

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10 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
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03 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
Neurodivergence and Giftedness with Emily Kircher-Morris

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20 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
Nonspeaking autistic writer Ben Breaux

How do you get an education when you cannot speak, and the school system does not understand your abilities or... more

06 Mar 2023 · 12 minutes
Tourette’s advocacy on TikTok with Monica Nguyen

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20 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Tessa McEvoy's Apraxia Story

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06 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
ADHD and the Black neurodivergent community

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23 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Disability representation in media with Jeremy Andrew Davis

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09 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
Autastic support for late-diagnosed autistic people of color

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12 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
Leaning into your ADHD strengths with Dr. Lola Day

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28 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Tourette Syndrome representation in film with Jack RH O'Sullivan

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14 Nov 2022 · 30 minutes
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31 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
An autistic Christian experience with Miya Sae

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17 Oct 2022 · 33 minutes
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03 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Neurodiversity and workplace wellbeing with Lee Chambers

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19 Sep 2022 · 48 minutes
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05 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
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22 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
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Disability representation in media with Jeremy Andrew Davis
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Jeremy Andrew Davis is a screenwriter, film director, and consultant for disability representation in media. He describes himself as multi-disabled with several... more