We are organizing our first neurodiversity-friendly conference!

The theme of this year's Stanford Neurodiversity Summit is "Scaling Up the Neurodiversity at Work Initiative". This summit is a unique conference bringing together neurodiverse/neurodivergent individuals and jobseekers, employers, service agencies, educators and students, parents, and professionals from all areas of the field. The conference will feature a job fair and reverse job fair (employers visit the job-seekers) and panels covering a variety of topics. See below for a preliminary schedule of the summit.

We are planning the conference with Universal Design in mind, to maximize accessibility and inclusion; we want neurodiverse individuals to come, be comfortable, and be able to participate. See the "What We're Doing Differently" section below for more information about accessibility and how we're including neurodiverse/neurodivergent perspectives.

Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Stanford Neurodiversity Project.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00am-5:30pm**

  • We know this is a long day. Therefore, we have assigned break areas for those who need to take periodic breaks. 

Where: Li Ka Shing Center at Stanford University, 291 Campus Drive, Palo Alto, California

At this time, registration is full for both job fair participants and general attendees.

Please add your name to the appropriate waitlist if you'd like to be informed if a spot becomes available and to be included on emails about alternate means of accessing information and resources from the summit.

Neurodiversity Unity Contest

Another activity we have organized for the Neurodiversity Celebration Week is the Neurodiversity Unity Contest.

The goal: Design a creative expression celebrating neurodiversity and unity that can be shared with the wider community at the opening of Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

The deadline: March 1, 2020 review and selection begins

The prize: First prize will be honored with a plaque. 2nd and 3rd prizes will receive a certificate and, along with honorable mentions, will be displayed during the opening celebration.

Click here for more details and submission instructions.