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Past Event

Divergent Minds Thriving in Adulthood

While topics such as ADHD, autism, bipolar and dyslexia are often discussed in the context of children, what happens after these children they grow up, and what happens when they don’t receive such diagnoses until their 50s, 60s or later? Jenara Nerenberg offers practical takeaways and surprising scientific discoveries on how families, society and medicine can better meet the needs of those with mental and sensory processing differences. 

Nerenberg, an award-winning reporter with the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center and the Garrison Institute, is the founder of The Neurodiversity Project. Her work appears in CNN, Fast Company, KQED, Healthline and Time. She is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health and UC Berkeley. Nerenberg was named a brave new idea speaker by the Aspen Institute for her work in destigmatizing and celebrating mental differences among adults later in life. Her new book is: Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed For You.

MLF Organizer
Denise Michaud

MLF: Grownups

April 1, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Jenara Nerenberg

Reporter, UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center; Reporter, the Garrison Institute; Founder, the Neurodiversity Project; Author, Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed For You

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Mina Kim

Anchor and Host of Forum, KQED—Moderator


4:45 p.m. check-in
5:15 p.m. program
6:30 p.m. book signing