Theme of 2023 Summit:
Working Together to Strengthen the Neurodiverse Community

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Stanford Neurodiversity Project. We are holding our fourth virtual Stanford Neurodiversity Summit from October 1 to 3, 2023. The theme of this year's summit is "Working Together to Strengthen the Neurodiverse Community." 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. General 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 2023. Professional registration fee is $100.

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.

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Organizing committee members:

  • Lawrence Fung
  • Kyle McKinley
  • Erica Detemmerman
  • Lyrid Zhao
  • Rachel Vandalaan
  • Hilary Oleon
  • Marci Schwartz
  • Isabella Duan
  • Isabella He
  • Jessamy Tang
  • Sasha Balasingam
  • Lakshmi Balasubramanian
  • Maureen Dunne
  • Elizabeth D Grady
  • Cathy Farmer
  • Cole Hasserjian
  • Isabelle Hsu
  • Farzin Illich
  • Aparna Kommineni
  • Shannon Rosa
  • Rachel Kripke-Ludwig
  • Rachel Schuck
  • Alberto Navarro
  • Esperanza Padilla
  • Larry Rothman
  • Robin Schader
  • Yael Valek
  • Gregory Yates
  • Guilherme de Almeida
  • Liana E. Alston
  • Lorenzo Barberis Canonico
  • Louis Chesney
  • Lauren Pearson