Neurodiversity is about accepting variations in brain functions and behaviors in mankind. Uncovering the strengths of neurodiverse individuals empowers them to increase innovation and productivity, resulting in favorable outcomes not only for them but for the entire community. Dr. Fung will describe strengths-based approaches in developing neurodiverse individuals in learning and work environments.
Dr. Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
This lecture will be accompanied by a panel of organizations that hire people on the autism spectrum, agencies that help people on the autism spectrum find employment, and educational advocates for students on the spectrum.
Sean Galvin, Employment Specialist, Golden Gate Regional Center
Allyce Ferrua, Administrative Coordinator, Sprouts Farmers Market
Dan Swearingen, COO, Autistry Studios
Camilla Bixler, Co-Chair, AASCEND