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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 07 Fri 2022

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

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

Jan January 24 Mon 2022

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

John Comegys

Title of presentation: Hidden Genius: Autism--Personal, Professional, Vocational

Recording

Feb February 21 Mon 2022

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Perry LaRogue, PhD, Mansfield Hall

Recording

Feb February 28 Mon 2022

Transition to Independence Fair (TIF), San Mateo County, California

Neurodiversity at the Workplace

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

Mar March 03 Thu 2022

Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions 4 (DMMM4), Anaheim, California, USA 

Maximizing the Potential of Neurodiversity in the Employment and Educational Settings

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

Mar March 21 Mon 2022

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Zuzana Skvarkova, Arizona State University

Recording

Apr April 06 Wed 2022

San Mateo Medical Center

Primary Care Grand Rounds

Neurodiversity and its Opportunities in Medicine

Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD

Stanford University

Apr April 18 Mon 2022

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Capitalizing on Strengths of Neurodiverse Individuals

Louis Chesney

Recording

May May 16 Mon 2022

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Was Joseph on the Spectrum?  Lessons on Neurodiversity and Inclusion from the Biblical Story of Joseph

Samuel J. Levine, J.D.

Touro Law Center, NY

Recording

Jun June 20 Mon 2022

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Katie Oswald

Full Spectrum Agency for Autistic Adults

Jul July 18 Mon 2022

Meeting of the Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity

Ashley Lehman

College Internship Program

Program News

Jan January 2022

Nov November 05 Fri 2021

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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Past Events