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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 and want more information? 

Click the "NSSP Interest Form" button below to fill out the interest form. A member of our staff will contact you with more information.

Want to sign up for our Neurodiverse Student Support Program?

Click the "NSSP Application" button below to fill out the short application. A member of our staff will follow up with you after the form is completed.

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

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

Sep September 21 Mon 2020

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Speakers: Lauren Rettagliata and Mark Rettagliata  

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 

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

Issue 2 of our newsletter is here!

Featured Story:

Finding Your Voice: Interviews with Cole Hasserjian and Julia Parr

View the newsletter PDF to read about programs news and the featured story (above), or visit the newsletter page to see all issues.

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