Dec 19 – Save the Date!


If you are autistic and serious about employment, be sure to register for the Stanford Neurodiversity Job Fair & Reverse Job Fair to be held online on January 21 & 22, 2021. Click HERE for details and registration.


The next AASCEND regular meeting will be our annual Holiday Party, to be held online on Saturday December 19 starting at 2pm. SAVE THE DATE! More will be revealed as the date approaches… (Job Club announcements will also be coming along soon…)

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact: info@aascend.org
When: Sat Dec 19, 2pm – Details to be announced
Where: Online via Zoom. URL and password will be emailed.

Stanford Summit Lessons


If you are autistic and serious about employment, register NOW for the Stanford Neurodiversity Job Fair & Reverse Job Fair to be held online on January 21 & 22, 2021. Click HERE for details and registration.


On November 14 (NOT the usual 1st Saturday!) the AASCEND Job Club meeting via Zoom will feature AASCEND Board member Dr. Lawrence Fung, director of the recent highly successful Stanford Neurodiversity Summit at Stanford Medical School. Dr. Fung will review the main themes of the five-day online Summit, which attracted over 3100 participants from around the world, and he will talk about next steps, including the upcoming Job Fair/Reverse Job Fair for neurodiverse job seekers and the employers hoping to hire them.

Dr. Fung holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he directs the Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic, the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, and the Fung Lab. The Stanford Neurodiversity Summit was organized with strong input from, and participation by, autistic adults, including AASCEND members. At the November 14 conference debriefing, and as usual at AASCEND meetings, attendees on the autism spectrum will offer their experience and perspectives throughout the program. Bring your questions and reflections about the Summit! The Zoom link will follow in an email a day or two before the event.

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact: info@aascend.org
When: Sat Nov 14, 10am – 11am (approx)
Where: Online via Zoom. URL and password will be emailed.