The Stanford Neurodiversity Project – Corporate Membership Program (SNP-CMP)

Program Description

  • The Key objectives of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project are to:
  • 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 and partnering organizations
  • Train talented individuals to work with the neurodiverse population
  • Disseminate the Stanford Neurodiversity Model locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Maximize the potential of neurodiversity


The Stanford Neurodiversity Project – Corporate Membership Program (SNP-CMP) strives to  provide a mechanism for faculty in the Stanford Neurodiversity Project and other companies to explore broad research topics related to neurodiversity. Research goals center around developing neurodiversity best practices in education and employment settings.

For more information, see Stanford University Policies Affecting Industrial Affiliates

Program Benefits

Members are able to join through the following options, with detailed benefits below*:

Founding Member Level: $250,000 per year

Core Member Level - $100,000 per year

Full Member Level - $50,000 per year

Associate Member Level - $10,000 per year

Introductory Member Level - $5,000 per year

Friends of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project - $2,500 per year

* Can upgrade tier at any time.

Stanford Neurodiversity Summit

The Stanford Neurodiversity Summit is a centerpiece of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project. It had brought together neurodiverse individuals, families, mental health providers, educators, researchers, and other stakeholders from all over the world to the same forum. The size of the conference had grown from over 3000 in 2020 to about 5000 in 2021.

Neurodiversity Awareness Training

Topics include an introduction to neurodiversity, strengths and challenges of neurodiverse individuals, and the strengths-based model of neurodiversity.

Neurodiversity at Work Best Practice Training for Neurodiverse Employees

Topics include resume writing, job interview basics, electronic communication, and more.

Neurodiversity at Work Best Practice Training for Employers

Topics include writing neurodiversity-friendly job postings, neurodiverse candidate search strategies, candidate accommodation, and more.

Neurodiversity Design Thinking Workshops

Based on the design thinking approach developed at Stanford, projects will be designed to solve specific problems related to neurodiversity hiring.

Transition Support for Neurodiverse Employees

Topics include sensory differences, social interactions, dealing with stress, navigating the hidden curriculum in the workplace, self-advocacy and disclosure, appropriate electronic communication, emotion regulation, and building desirable areas of executive functioning.

Transition Support for Employers

Essential training to empower managers, co-workers, and mentors to work more effectively with neurodiverse employees. Topics include the hidden curriculum, executive functioning, work performance evaluation, and more. 

On-going Support for Neurodiverse Employees

Similar to transition support for neurodiverse employees, but extended beyond the transition period. 

On-going Support for Employers

Similar to transition support for employers, but extended beyond the transition period. 


Affiliate Program members may provide additional funding. All research results arising from the use of the additional funding will be shared with all program members and the general public. Affiliate Program members may request the additional funding be used to support a particular area of program research identified on the program’s website, or the program research of a named faculty member, as long as the faculty is identified on the program website as participating in the Affiliate Program. In either instance, the director of the Affiliate Program will determine how the additional funding will be used in the program’s research.

The site presentations and all information, data and results arising from such visitation interactions will be shared with all members and the public.

Participating Faculty

Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD

Director, Stanford Neurodiversity Project

Director, Neurodiversity Clinic

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences




Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor 

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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Organizations that have supported the Stanford Neurodiversity Project before SNP-CMP is formed.

DPR Construction
Wells Fargo Bank
Vanderbilt University Frist Center for Autism & Innovation
Neurodiversity Hub
AASCEND Autism Aspergers Syndrome Coalition for Education Networking and Development
AII Integrated Tele-learning & Education Centre (AITEC)
Quality Health Global Foundation, Inc
Stanbridge Academy
Atypical Law Students' Organization
ASD Life Coaches LLC
Ron Davis Autism Foundation
Creative, Resourceful, & Whole (CReW) Coaching Institute