Welcome to NDAS

These annual seminar meetings aim to bring together academics and established researchers, as well as post-graduates, post-doctoral researchers and early career researchers in neurodevelopmental conditions and neurodiversity. 

The seminar meetings primarily aim to explore COGNITION AND BEHAVIOUR associated with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions and neurodiversity. A seminar meeting includes a one-day meeting during which there will be two parallel sessions of talks, two keynote presentations (one early career speaker and one established leading academic) and a poster session throughout the day to allow a wide range of issues to be discussed with presentations from researchers at all stages of their careers. The event will also be a great social opportunity to engage with others in the field.

We aim to hold the seminar meeting once a year and colleagues throughout the UK are able to volunteer to organize / host the conference each year. We hope that by moving around the UK the seminar meetings will attract different delegates all with a common interest in cognition and behaviour associated with developmental conditions and neurodiversity. Of course delegates from abroad are welcome to attend all meetings.

A key criterion for attendance at the seminar day is that delegates must be active researchers. An active researcher is defined by having their name as an author on an abstract submission that is accepted for the meeting (either a poster or an oral presentation). In this manner we aim to keep the meeting relatively small (max registration number will be between 75-100 per year).

The seminar meetings will be organized mainly electronically as we aim to keep costs down, meaning that registration costs for delegates can be low. The main vehicle for advertising the conference is the neurodevelopmental-disorders-seminar@googlegroups.com email list. Please sign up for this mailing list to receive information on the seminar meetings.