In this Episode #11 of Autism Spa Podcasts, we speak with Dr. Lawrence Fung, M.D. Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University on how neurodiversity provides a framework for many key principles that support a strengths-based approach to partnering with the autism community.
Dr. Lawrence Fung, M.D. Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Medical Center Line) is co-Author of the book Neurodiversity: From Phenomenology to Neurobiology and Enhancing Technologies.
Dr. Fung is a scientist and psychiatrist specialized in autism, and the father of a neurodiverse teenager with ASD. 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 the Neurodiverse Student Support Program, Neurodiversity at Work Program, and Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic at Stanford. Dr. Fung is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. His lab advances the understanding of neural bases of human socio-communicative and cognitive functions by using novel neuroimaging and technologies. His team 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 Neurodiversity at Work program will result in higher retention rates and quality of life.
|You may contact Dr. Fung at:Stanford University Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child DevelopmentPosition: Asst Prof-Univ Med Line1520 Page Mill RdPalo Alto, California 94304-1125 Clinical3351 El Camino Real Ste 225Atherton, CA 94027(650) 498-9111 (office)(650) 407-9648 (fax)ClinicalCenter for Adolescent Health1174 Castro St Ste 250MC 5811Mountain View, CA 94040(650) 498-9788 (office)(650) 724-7389 (fax)firstname.lastname@example.org https://profiles.stanford.edu/lawrence-fung|
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