Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ron and Cornelia Suskind had two healthy young sons, thriving careers and a brand new home when their youngest, Owen, started to disappear. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

The End of the Asperger's Label

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Hanna Rosin, national correspondent for The Atlantic, writer for Slate and author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women, discusses her article about her son's Asperger's diagnosis, and why it was helpful to their family when, right after his diagnosis, Asperger's was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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The Search for Avonte Oquendo

Friday, October 11, 2013

Today marks one week since Avonte Oquendo ran away from his special education school. Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and,  talks about the search and the claim his family filed against the city, citing negligence.

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Meet Your Mind

Meet Your Mind: Extraordinary Minds

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Broadcast Times: Sunday, 7am on AM 820 and 9pm on 93.9FM

Certain brain disorders can lead to remarkable insights....even genius. We'll peer into the world of autistic savants and dyslexics, and contemplate our cyborg future, when our brains merge with tiny, embedded computers. Also, one of the most fascinating investigations of consciousness: Stanislav Grof's pioneering study of LSD.

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Krulwich Wonders: Mugged By Sound, Rescued By A Waitress

Thursday, November 15, 2012


You walk into a room. There are people there, cars outside, dogs, phones ring, the radio is on, somebody coughs; it's the pleasant blur of a busy world, until something, someone catches your attention. Then you lean in, the other sounds fade back, and you focus. That's how listening works -- for most of us.

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Older Fathers and Autism

Friday, August 24, 2012

Alice Park, Time Magazine staff writer who covers health and medicine, talks about the latest research that shows older fathers increase a child's risk for autism and schizophrenia.

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Helping Twice-Exceptional Kids

Monday, October 24, 2011

Animal scientist and author of Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism Temple Grandin and Diane Kennedy, co-author and advocate for children with overlapping diagnoses, talk about those kids who are exceptional, both in their disabilities and their intelligence.

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