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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 work with 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

Jan January 20 Wed 2021

Orange County Asperger's Support Group

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

Title: Neurodiversity in the Workplace and the Stanford Neurodiversity Project

Jan January 21 - 22 Thu-Fri 2021

Jan January 25 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Marcelle Ciampi and David Hall of NeuroGuides

Recording

Feb February 05 Fri 2021

Empire College School of Law

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

Title: Maximizing the Potential of Neurodiversity at Higher Education

Feb February 15 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

 Kim SchreiberNeuroNav

Recording

Slides

Interest Form for NeuroNav

Feb February 17 Wed 2021

Google Neurodiversity Awareness for Managers Summit


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

Title: Neurodiversity 101 and Metrics Innovation during Hiring and Performance Evaluation

Mar March 15 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Dana Hooper, Life Services Alternatives, Inc.

Recording

Apr April 06 Tue 2021

Autism Awareness Month, NVIDIA


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

Title: Neurodiversity in the Workplace 

Apr April 08 Thu 2021

Amazon NAAM 2021


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

Title: The Latest Research on Neurodiversity 

Apr April 15 Thu 2021

Ireland's Second National Diversity and Inclusion Conference


Panelists:
  Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University; Sandra Healy, DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion; Michelle Carpenter, IndeedAndrew Eddy, Untapped, Neurodiversity Hub

Title: Neurodiversity in the Workplace 

Apr April 19 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Judi Uttal, Orange County Asperger’s Support Group

Apr April 22 Thu 2021

Autism Awareness Month, Shell Oil Company


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

Title: Maximizing the Potential of Autistic Individuals at the Workplace 

May May 17 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Russell Lehman, Neurodiversity advocate, author

Jun June 21 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Mahnaz Akhavan Tafti, PhD, Alzahra University, Tehran- Iran

Jul July 19 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Bill Wong, OTD, Stanbridge University

Program News

Dec 9 2020

Stanford Neurodiversity Project and Google signed an agreement to start a pilot Neurodiversity at Work Program at Google Cloud.

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Featured Story:

Finding Your Voice: Interviews with Cole Hasserjian and Julia Parr

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Past Events