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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

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

Video

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

Title: Autism Career Pathways Project (slides)

Sep September 04 Fri 2020

Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)

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

Sep September 14 Mon 2020

Community Advisory Committee, Palo Alto Unified School District

Title: The Strengths-Based Model of Neurodiversity in Educational Settings

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

Zoom link

Sep September 21 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speakers: Lauren Rettagliata and Mark Rettagliata  

Sep September 24 Thu 2020

Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Western Reserve Health Education (WRHE)

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

Title of presentation: Neurodiversity in the 
Medical and Educational Settings

Oct October 05 Mon 2020

Guest Lecture, University of California at Berkeley

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

Title of presentation: The Strengths-Based Model of Neurodiversity and the Stanford Neurodiversity Project

Zoom only.

Oct October 06 Tue 2020

Psychiatry Grand Rounds, University of California at San Francisco

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

Title of presentation: Neurodiversity in the
Medical and Educational Settings

Nov November 16 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

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

Dec December 21 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speaker: Jenara Nerenberg, author of Divergent Mind

Jan January 25 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Marcelle Ciampi and David Hall of NeuroGuides

Program News

Stanford Neurodiversity Summit

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Issue 2 of our newsletter is here!

Featured Story:

Finding Your Voice: Interviews with Cole Hasserjian and Julia Parr

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