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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 16 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Andrew Komarow, Planning Across The Spectrum

Recording

Aug August 18 Wed 2021

Stanford Neurodiversity Awareness Training for the SIP Program, Department of Rehabilitation, State of California

Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D.

Sep September 01 Wed 2021

Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development

"The Stanford Neurodiversity Project – a Multi-faceted Approach to Advance Neurodiversity Advocacy and Research in Academic Psychiatry"

Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D.

Sep September 10 Fri 2021

Grand Rounds, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

"Neurodiversity in the Educational and Employment Settings"

Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D.

Sep September 15 Wed 2021

Neurodiversity Awareness Training at the Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D.

Sep September 20 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Marina Ciccarelli, PhD, Curtin University; Cheryl Mangan & Brendan James, Autism CRC (Australia)

Recording

Oct October 18 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Janette Dinishak, PhD, University of California at Santa Cruz

Oct October 24 Sun 2021

OctoberFest Carnival

at New Community Church (1100 Middle Ave, Menlo Park) 

Dec December 20 Mon 2021

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Allison Burgess, LMFT

Jan January 07 Fri 2022

Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry webinar series, University College Dublin, Ireland

Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D.

Program News

March 25 2021

Stanford Neurodiversity Project and DPR Construction signed an agreement to start a pilot Neurodiversity at Work Program at DPR Construction.

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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