PROGRAM AT A GLANCE (All in Pacific Time)

September 22, 2024 (SUNDAY)

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM: Opening Remarks

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM: Keynote Presentation. Dilip Jeste, MD, Director of Global Research Network on Social Determinants of Mental Health and Exposomics, President-Elect of World Federation for Psychotherapy, and Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California San Diego 

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM: Keynote Presentation. Morenike Onaiwu, PhD, advocate, author, public speaker, and social science researcher, Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

10:15 AM- 11:00 AM: Introduction to the Stanford Neurodiversity Project. Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD, Stanford University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Employment Panel 1. Strengths-Based Culture in the Workplace

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break and Exhibitor Hour

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM: Mental Health Panel 1. Strengths-Based Assessments 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Higher Education Panel 1.  The Intersectionality of Neurodiversity with Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Research, Education, and Communities: A Need for Empirical Applications

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Break

4:30 PM- 5:30 PM: K-12 Panel 1. Why Take a Strengths-Based Approach? 

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM: Human Rights Panel 1. Experience from Participants of the Self-Determination Program

September 23, 2024 (MONDAY)

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM: Stanford Neurodiversity at Work. Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD, Stanford University

8:45 AM- 9:30 AM: Keynote Presentation 

9:30 AM- 10:15 AM: Keynote Presentation. Meng-Chian Lai, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Advisory Council for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity and Accessibility in Clinical Care in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM: Keynote Presentation. Judy Mark, President and Parent of a Neurodiverse Young Man, Disability Voices United

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Employment Panel 2. Partnership between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and Neurodiversity Researchers to Develop an Employee Workshop on Supporting a Neurodiverse Workforce 

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Poster Presentations 

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM: Mental Health Panel 2. Delivering a New Diagnosis of Neurodivergence to Patients and Families: A Strengths-based Approach for Empowerment

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Higher Education 2. Catalyzing Change: The Transformative Potential of Strengths-Based Approaches in STEM Higher Education

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Break

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: K-12 Panel 2. Strengths boosted IEPs 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Human Rights Panel 2. Demonstrating Strengths Without Saying a Word. Bella Santoyo, Otto Lana, William Del Rosario.

September 24, 2024 (TUESDAY)

8:30 - 8:45 AM: Introduction to Stanford Neurodiversity Project - Research, Education, and Advocacy Camp for High Schoolers (SNP-REACH) and Network for K-12 Neurodiversity Education and Advocacy (NNEA). Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD, Stanford

8:45 - 9:30 AM: Keynote Presentation.  Temple Grandin, PhD. Author and Advocate; Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

9:30 - 10:15 AM: Keynote Presentation 

10:15 - 11:00 AM: Keynote Presentation. Edward Hallowell, MD. Psychiatrist, Speaker, and New York Times Best-selling Author.

11:00 - 12:00 AM: Employment Panel 3. Building Your Strengths in a Trade 

12:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Poster Session 

1:00 - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break and Exhibitor Hour

2:00 - 3:00 PM: Mental Health Panel 3. Strengths-Based Interventions

3:00 - 4:00 PM: Higher Education Panel 3. Harnessing the Strengths of Neurodiversity in Medicine by Supporting Neurodivergent Clinicians During Medical Training

4:00 - 4:30 PM: Break

4:30 - 5:30 PM: K-12 Panel 3. How to Work Strengths Into the Day Within the Curriculum 

5:30 - 6:15 PM: Stanford NNEA + SNP-REACH

 

Lloyd Minor, MD

Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine

Dilip Jeste, MD

Director of Global Research Network on Social Determinants of Mental Health and Exposomics

 

Morenike Onaiwu, Ph.D.

Advocate, author, public speaker, and social science researcher, Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Judy Mark

President and Parent of a Neurodiverse Young Man, Disability Voices United

Temple Grandin, PhD

Author and advocate; Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD

Director, Stanford Neurodiversity Project

Meng-Chuan Lai, MD, PhD

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Sex and Gender Science Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto