The Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,
the Institute for Theory and Computation and the Laboratory for Visual Learning
Astronomy for Everyone
A neuro-diversity workshop for high school students
We invite high school students with Dyslexia, ADHD, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders for a day visit at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to learn about careers in astronomy and share tips on how to work toward careers in science.
Come meet the Astronomers, hear about their research and how they overcome their obstacles, visit the telescope and hear about Harvard College Observatory images of the Sky throughout the Century.
The goal of this workshop is to encourage neurodiversed high schoolers that the academic path is open for them, and to share tips to help overcome obstacles that they may encounter in their way.
The workshop will take place on April 25 2014.
Participation is Free.
Registration is closed
Who Is It For? (show)
This workshop is open to motivated, bright, young people with dyslexia ADHD, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders who also have a strong interest in science. In other words, you! This would be most suitable for students in high school.
Who Will Be With Me? (show)
You will be grouped with other people your own age. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian will be with you during the day. (We will do everything we can to keep them from hovering around and bothering you. But, they will be there if you need them.) Sometimes, everyone will meet together in a big room, with people of all ages, to hear special speakers, or to talk about common issues. Other times, you will work in smaller rooms with people in your group.
There is no charge to participate in the workshop. However, students are required to cover their own transportation and parking costs.
Parents' Responsibility (show)
Parents of all participants are required to supervise and oversee the safety of their children. We expect you to attend sessions with your children at all times, unless you designate another attending parent or a guardian, in advance and in writing.