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Nov 9, 2021

 “Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will prove best at any given moment?”— Harvey Blume, The Atlantic, 1998

Dr. Lawrence Fung, a leader in the field of Neurodiversity discusses his new book Neurodiversity: From Phenomenology to Neurobiology and Enhancing Technologies with Dr. Laura Roberts to explore this fascinating new area. Because the field is in its infancy, there are few authoritative resources for clinicians and educators who wish to understand their neurodiverse patients and students. Dr. Fung and Dr. Roberts provide real-life examples of Neurodiversity in our world.

In this episode

The benefits of SBNM (strengths-based model of neurodiversity) vs deficit model

The opportunities for the neurodiverse workforce and benefits to the companies who hire them

Guidance for families with neurodiverse members

Neurodiversity, is it a disorder or a trait? 


Lawrence K. Fung, M.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Stanford University Project and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California.  More about Dr. Fung

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