Autism and Sleep

The Stanford Neurodiversity Summit 2023 is now accepting registration for TWO conferences. Scroll down for details and to be considered for possible complimentary tickets for neurodivergent adults without means.

At our recent in-person meeting at the SF Arc we conducted a survey of preferences about future meetings, and near the top of the list was sleep challenges in autism. In response, at the August 19 AASCEND general meeting we will hear from Dr. Makoto Kawai, a specialist in sleep medicine at Stanford, talking about Sleep in ASD. Details will be forthcoming as the date approaches.

Picture of Makoto Kawai with hip hair, glasses and white lab coat

Dr. Makoto Kawai is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, specializing in Sleep Medicine, at Stanford University. He is also a member of the Maternal & Child Health Research Institute. He studies sleep medicine in aging and brain function. He also investigates the impact of sleep on cognitive/affective function and behavior. He knows what he’s talking about, so come prepared to learn, and bring your own experience with autism and sleep, and your questions!

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact:
When: Sat Aug 19, 10am – 11am (approx.) 
Where: Online via Zoom. URL and password will be sent

NEXT, TWO neurodiversity conferences from the Stanford Neurodiversity Project are now open for registration. Click the images for details:

……..(Click the image for the program, and here to register.)

The conference is very inexpensive by the most standards. Please support the conference by purchasing tickets if you can. Otherwise click HERE to be considered for complimentary tickets to the Stanford Neurodiversity Summit.

NEXT, employment-needs survey LAST CHANCE:

Here is your last chance to participate in a survey to help us gain a better understanding of your needs in finding employment.  For many years AASCEND has been offering a weekly job club and once a month employment events to it’s members. We ask that you take the next 10-15 minutes to fill out the survey for your situation (un-employed or employed).  

All your information is anonymous. The survey is being administered by Dan Middleton of Catalight.

We will use this important feedback to provider better programs for you in the future.

Click one of the survey buttons:

AND Paul Nussbaum is back on the Pacific Crest Trail! Click here to check his progress!