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Northeast Regional Higher Education Neurodiversity Coalition Conference

August 8, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Related Flyer:  nehenc_flyer.pdf

Improving educational and professional outcomes for neurodivergent students

This conference is both timely and relevant. The neurodiverse population is increasing, while students have lower academic performance and higher college dropout and underemployment rates.

Join Together to Make a Difference

  • Increase your understanding of neurodiversity
  • Learn trends in neurodiversity employment
  • Understand best practices for neuroinclusive pedagogy and curriculum
  • Gain knowledge to create a neuroinclusive workplace and campus
  • Explore and share best practices with a community of higher education and industry professionals

Who Should Attend
First-year engineering faculty, deans, department chairs, teaching faculty, research assistants, academic and career advisors, DEI professionals, employers, and other college and workforce professionals.

Featured Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jeff Karp, a renowned biomedical engineer at Harvard Medical School and MIT grew up being “written off” for his learning differences. He consequently developed “Life Ignition Tools,” a process for embracing life that resulted from years of iteration and tinkering to make his unique thought patterns and behavior work for him.

John Elder Robison, a well-known author of Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Intelligence, Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, and Raising Cubby, which details his life with Asperger syndrome. He’s a leading voice for autism and neurodiversity, imploring audiences to find strengths where others see weaknesses based on societal standards.

Learn More and Register

Presented in partnership by Northeastern University, University of Connecticut, and the University of Rhode Island


August 8, 2024
August 9, 2024


Research, Diversity