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Congratulations Admitted Students!

The Stanford Neurodiversity Project offers a free, comprehensive Neurodiverse Student Support Program (NSSP). Incoming freshmen have the opportunity to move in early through our Neurodiversity Transition Orientation. Visit the Student Support page for more information. 

Interested in our program? Want to learn more? Fill out the interest form below and a member of our team will contact you with more information.

About the Stanford Neurodiversity Project

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a concept that regards individuals with differences in brain function and behavioral traits as part of normal variation in the human population.

The movement of Neurodiversity is about uncovering the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilizing their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole.

Our Key Objectives

  • Establish a culture that treasures the strengths of neurodiverse individual
  • Empower neurodiverse individuals to build their identity and enhance their long-term skills of daily living throughout the lifespan
  • Attract talented neurodiverse individuals to study and work at Stanford
  • Train talented individuals to serve the neurodiverse population
  • Disseminate the Stanford Neurodiversity Model locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Maximize the potential of neurodiversity

Program News and Events

Current and Upcoming Events

Jul July 20 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speaker: Tiffany Jameson, Grit and Flow

Aug August 07 Fri 2020

University College Dublin ACAP COVID-19 Summer School Webinar Series

Title: Neurodiversity and the Impact of COVID-19

Speaker:  Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University

Aug August 07 - Sep 18 Fri-Fri 2020

Aug August 17 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speaker: Maisie Soetantyo, M. Ed., Relationship Development Intervention (R) Certified Consultant

Aug August 29 Sat 2020

Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)

Speaker:  Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University

Location: 1029 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

Sep September 21 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speakers: Lauren Rettagliata and Mark Rettagliata  

Location: 1520 Page Mill Road, Room 117

Oct October 06 Tue 2020

Psychiatry Grand Rounds, University of California at San Francisco

Speaker:  Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University

Location: UCSF Parnasus Campus, San Francisco, CA

Oct October 19 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speaker: Sara Rankin, Ph.D., Imperial College, London, UK 

Location: 1520 Page Mill Road, Room 117

Nov November 16 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speaker: Emily Rothman, PhD, Boston University; Jamil Karriem, Hiki 

Location: 1520 Page Mill Road, Room 117

Dec December 21 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speaker: Jenara Nerenberg, author of Divergent Mind

Location: 1520 Page Mill Road, Room 117

Jan January 25 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Marcelle Ciampi and David Hall of NeuroGuides

Location: 1520 Page Mill Road, Room 117

Program News

Our First Newsletter Is Here!

Featured Story:

Perpetually in Character: Diagnosed with Autism at Age 19, Isabelle Morris Shares Her Story

Click the link below to read about our current initiatives, programs news, and the featured story.

Newsletter PDF

Stanford Neurodiversity Summit

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Past Events