Programme

Each session within the conference programme is linked to a different context in which we encounter Neurodiversity – Healthcare, Education, Workplace and Community. In themed sessions, we will combine expertise from research and practice – with neurodivergent presenters represented in every part of the programme. Some sessions have a dual-theme, which are referenced in the “At-A-Glance” overviews

Healthcare

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In our stream of Clinical Sessions, learn how neurodiversity arises in our genes and our brain cells, and consider what that means for diagnosis, health and daily life.

Education

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Through our Education Sessions, we’ll consider the varied school and educational experiences and lifelong learning of neurodivergent people and critically examine educational inclusion.

Workplace

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Through our Workplace Sessions, we’ll explore how to cultivate and nurture a neurodiverse workforce for every day business success.

Community

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Through our Community Sessions, our speakers will explore neurodiversity through the lens of relationships – the ones we have at home and within the context of our wider communities.

Over two days, this ITAKOM global Neurodiversity event will feature keynote sessions hosted by pioneering minds; these encompass all facets of life, from workplace, to science, and quality of life.

Big talks from Neurodiversity experts (can we highlight again here?), topic sessions, storytelling, workshops and more. Further details about how sessions have been designed are shown below.

During breaks, our Networking Hub will provide coffee breaks and lunch, and time to network together. Here you will find everything – people, books, clinical e-posters and meeting points for small-group discussions. Browse (also available on the conference app). And lots of like-minded people of course!

Keynote

Leading thinkers sharing their expertise with the whole conference audience in a plenary session

Big Talk

Big Minds talking about Big Ideas in an hour-long presentation allowing some deeper exploration

Neurodiversity Thinkers

Pioneers at the cutting edge of neurodiversity scholarship, exploring the idea and its implications

Panel

A chance for some dialogue and discussion between experts with diverse perspectives

Workshop

In-person, bookable, interactive sessions designed as a chance to learn something new

Topic Sessions

Each block features a collection of three invited speakers addressing a topic from multiple angles

Storytelling

Stories about real life, submitted by neurodivergent people

Research Reports

New findings and innovations in research, drawn from a broad disciplinary spectrum

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