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Episode 2 | September 2020
The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30

Sen Thomas Harkin
Featuring: U.S. Sen. (ret.) Tom Harkin, sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sen. Tom Harkin looks back at the path that led to the ADA and ahead at the road still untraveled. Learn more »

About The Show

“A World of Difference” celebrates and supports families who are navigating the journey of learning differences. The show is produced by Beacon College (America’s first accredited baccalaureate institution dedicated to educating students who learn differently).

Episodes examine neurodiversity issues related to learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorders, and learning differences from birth through the baccalaureate years through compelling storytelling, conversations with experts, viewer Q&As, and interviews with successful/famous individuals with learning differences.

Our Team

Darryl E. Owens

Darryl Owens
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Janet Sawyer

Janet Sawyer
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Cindy Peterson

Cindy Peterson
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Episode 3: October 2020
Ensuring Workforce Diversity Includes Neurodiversity

Carolyn Jeppsen, Co-Founder/CEO/President, BroadFutures

Carolyn K. JeppsonThis edition of “A World of Difference” interviews Carolyn Jeppsen about BroadFutures, her national organization to help learning disabled job candidates reach their highest potential and change employer perceptions about learning disabilities. Also featured: RAISE, a local program that equips clients with disabilities to join the workforce, and “Difference Maker” Jhillika Kumar, whose LinkedIn-like platform matches neurodiverse candidates and employers.

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