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NEURODIVERSITY INCLUSION AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY: A CAMPUS and COMMUNITY-WIDE INITIATIVE A presentation by Keivan Stassan, Astrophysicist and Parent of an Autistic Child

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 8:30am to 9:30am

Doherty Lounge, 281 Ives Hall ILR School

Please join us for a presentation and discussion with Keivan Stassan, Stevenson Endowed Professor of Physics & Astronomy, College of Arts & Science, Vanderbilt University, and parent of a young child with Autism, who is spearheading a remarkable campus- and community-wide initiative to improve educational and employment outcomes for people with Autism in an NSF-funded project.

The Initiative for Autism, Innovation, and the Workforce is a collaboration of Vanderbilt engineers, scientists, disabilities researchers, and business scholars, together with major employers in Nashville and leading autism-related organizations nationally.  The coalition of interests in this effort is focused on the design of a scalable and replicable community-based approach to improve employment outcomes for neurodiverse individuals by facilitating an understanding of and better harnessing the unique abilities of neuro-diverse individuals to create systems of mutual benefit in education, research, and the private sector.  (For further information, see

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Kate MacDowell

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Keivan Stassan

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Astrophysicist and Parent of an Autistic Child

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