The Stanford Neurodiversity Project: A Multi-faceted Approach to Advance Neurodiversity Advocacy and Research in Academic Psychiatry

Fung, L.


Sturdivant, Elizabeth


event sponsored by

Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development &

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)


Duke Center for Autism Speaker Series


Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD

Please join us for the first presentation in our 2021-2022 Duke Center for Autism Speaker Series! Our speaker will be Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Fung is a scientist and psychiatrist specializing in autism, and also the parent of a neurodiverse teenager on the spectrum. He is the director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, which strives to uncover the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilize their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole. He directs Stanford's Neurodiverse Student Support Program, Neurodiversity at Work program, and Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic. Dr. Fung's lab advances the understanding of neural bases of human socio-communicative and cognitive functions using novel neuroimaging and bioanalytical technologies in order to devise and implement novel interventions to improve the lives of neurodiverse individuals by maximizing their potential and productivity. He is currently conducting a study to demonstrate that specialized employment programs such as the Neurodiversity at Work program will result in higher retention rates and quality of life for neurodiverse individuals.


Diversity/Inclusion, Lecture/Talk, and Webcast