NRI News and Upcoming Events


Students from the Akron, Ohio, I PROMISE School will spend a day on the Kent Campus learning about the brain. Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 29, will welcome 94 fourth-grade students from the I PROMISE School in Akron, Ohio, for a day of activities aimed at sparking their interest in science and technology. 

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Mary Ann Devine, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration at Kent State University, was invited to deliver the keynote address to the New York State Pediatric Physical Therapy Association on October 20. The presentation titled: Inclusion of neurodiverse children in leisure: Models, Benefits, and Best Practices was delivered to an audience of approximately 1500 physical therapists and physical therapy assistants from across New York State who work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, and private practices. The conference was held on the campus of State University of New York Stoney Brook and addressed various topics related to inclusion of children with disabilities in community life.

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024 (March 18 - 24)

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, and organizations with the opportunity to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent, while creating more inclusive and equitable cultures that celebrate differences and empower every individual. Save the date for NDCW 2024!

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