What is Neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity is a concept that regards individuals with differences in brain function and behavioral traits as part of normal variation in the human population.
The movement of Neurodiversity is about uncovering the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilizing their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole.
- 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
- Train talented individuals to serve the neurodiverse population
- Disseminate the Stanford Neurodiversity Model locally, nationally, and internationally
- Maximize the potential of neurodiversity
Neurodiversity at Work
Stanford Neurodiversity Project’s NaW program aims to maximize the potential of individuals with ASD by evaluating their cognitive strengths, personalities, and tendencies in a systematic fashion, thus placing individuals in available positions based on their overall strengths and training them in teams that embrace the value of neurodiversity. The program is a study.
NaW features a registry for neurodiverse job seekers that aims to match them with employers, and significant support for job seekers