Episode 183 – The Value of Sports in our Health and Wellness Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Episode 159 – Autism and Neurodiversity – Creating a User-Friendly Community Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Autism and Neurodiversity – Creating a User-Friendly Community – On Saturday, May 20, our host Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie spoke with Dr. Wendy Ross to explain the ongoing progress in making the entire community more “neurodiverse friendly,” including visits to the doctor, supermarket, airport, and elsewhere. For patients using crutches or wheelchairs, there are ramps to help navigate travel in public spaces. There is no “ramp” for people with autism or other neurodiverse conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome or PTSD.
Wendy J. Ross, MD, FAAP
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Director, Center for Autism and Neurodiversity
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Your Real Champion® – “Brooke Goodspeed and The GET Café”
Brooke Goodspeed is a woman of many talents. As a nurse practitioner, she has spent years working with cancer patients. Then in 2010, her son was born with down syndrome and was later diagnosed with autism. Brooke quickly learned that unlike other medical conditions, the resources were few for people on the spectrum. Since then, Brooke and her husband opened the GET Café, a coffee shop which employs people with disabilities, a space where people with special needs can gather and not feel alone.
Learn more about the GET Café here: https://www.getincluded.org/.
Each week, we highlight the Real Champions in your life! Your family, friends, or colleagues who go the extra mile to help others in their community.
Chief Executive Officer, RCA at Bracebridge Hall
This week’s topic: Enabling Addiction
Bobby Bunyon is CEO of Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall in Earlville, Maryland. In this role, his primary responsibilities include leading and mentoring a team of dedicated, mission-driven addictions professionals in delivering superior substance abuse care. He also ensures the local community is aware of the resources and support available through RCA.
For over a decade, Bobby has been an influential leader within the addiction treatment field. Before assuming his current role, he served as Recovery Centers of America’s Corporate Director of Clinical Operations for over three years. Prior to RCA, he worked at Retreat Behavioral Health, a provider of substance use disorder and mental health services in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Bobby received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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