Theme of 2022 Summit:
How do you contribute to the Neurodiverse Community? Education, Service, Research, and/or Advocacy

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Stanford Neurodiversity Project. We are holding our third virtual Stanford Neurodiversity Summit from October 23 to 25, 2022. The theme of this year's summit is "How do you contribute to the Neurodiverse Community? Education, Service, Research, and/or Advocacy." This virtual summit is a unique conference bringing together neurodiverse / neurodivergent individuals, employers, service agencies, educators and students, parents, and professionals from all areas of the field. 

We are planning the conference with Universal Design in mind, to maximize accessibility and inclusion; we want neurodiverse individuals to participate. Please see Summit at a Glance below to start learning about the summit. You are also invited to explore Accessibility Guidelines to learn about how our group increases accessibility of the conference.

To ensure that you can enjoy the scheduled activities in the summit, I encourage you to register today. Registration is at low cost ($20) to ensure accessibility. Our team is also working on a mechanism to cover registration fee for those who need financial assistance. Target date for announcement on complimentary tickets is early September 2022.

We look forward to seeing you at the summit in October.

Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD

The Stanford Neurodiversity Summit: What We Stand For

The Stanford Neurodiversity Summit is a forum for exchange of ideas about neurodiversity among all people.  It is a venue where we listen to each other, especially when our views are not the same. This active listening is not just about respect, but an act to grow together as a community.

At this forum, we will share visions, innovations, and inspirations about how neurodiversity can make our society better. Here is where neurodiverse/neurodivergent people, their family members and friends, educators, clinicians, researchers, and all other stakeholders and professionals learn from each other. Neurodiverse individuals will share their unique life and professional journeys, and some will share their significant contributions to the community. Other professionals and stakeholders will illustrate how their work enhances the lives of neurodiverse individuals.

The Stanford Neurodiversity Summit encourages respectful inquiry and invites attendees to submit questions to speakers before and during the summit. We have set up interactive sessions between speakers and attendees and will collect views of the community about what research and community-based services should be prioritized and how they can be designed better. With your contributions, our collective efforts will build a sanctuary for all who promote and safeguard neurodiversity.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Designation

American Medical Association (AMA) 
Stanford Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ASWB Approved Continuing Education Credit (ACE)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Stanford Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social  Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this activity receive 30.0 general continuing education credits. 

American Psychological Association (APA) 
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. 


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Organizing committee members:

  • Lawrence Fung
  • Kyle McKinley
  • Mark Gavartin
  • Marci Schwartz
  • Isabella Duan
  • Isabella He
  • Jessamy Tang
  • Sasha Balasingam
  • Maureen Dunne
  • Elizabeth D Grady
  • Cathy Farmer
  • Cole Hasserjian
  • Erin Hart
  • Jim Hogan
  • Isabelle Hsu
  • Farzin Illich
  • Aparna Kommineni
  • Lisa Lavaysse
  • Johnny Mack
  • Jennifer Madigan
  • Hilary Oleon
  • Esperanza Padilla
  • Larry Rothman
  • Robin Schader
  • Callie Turk
  • Yael Valek
  • Gregory Yates