2024 EDRS Conference

Exploring the Intersection of Neurodivergence & Eating Disorders*

Saturday March 2, 2024

Virtual LiveStream & in-persoN – Oakland, CA

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Join EDRS and explore the Intersection of Neurodivergence and Eating Disorders this March, 2nd, 2024

There will be both an in-person and live-streamed virtual option

When & Where

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 3:45 pm PST
Location: Virtual LiveStream Option and In-Person Option:

Cal State East Bay, Oakland Center, Grand Lake Room, 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94607


Please note:

*Two of out speakers will be live via telestream, one will be present in-person at the event.

In Person Participants

Pastries and coffee will be provided for a light morning snack from 9-9:20am, and Lunch will be provided by Whole Food Catering. 

If you have specific nutrition needs, please email EDRS Vice President Emily Behrs at hello@emilybehrs.com, immediately upon registration. 


Our Speakers

Stacie Fanelli


Stacie Fanelli (she/her) is an AuDHD therapist working in the intersection of neurodivergence and eating disorders. She supports individuals with their personal visions for recovery in outpatient treatment and has worked at all levels of care. She currently works as an outpatient therapist in a group practice specializing in an anti-oppressive approach to eating disorders. She has a social media presence producing content specifically related to ADHD and EDs. She has spoken on podcasts and given presentations for professional audiences. Stacie is committed to providing learning opportunities to support fellow professionals in understanding and de-pathologizing clients’ neurodivergent characteristics.

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Allyson Inez Ford


Allyson Inez Ford (she/her), LPCC is a licensed mental health therapist specializing in Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Trauma. She has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents in individual, group, and family therapy at various levels of care. In addition to her professional training, Allyson has lived experience with Eating Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which fuels her passion for this work. Her work is strongly informed by a liberatory and anti-oppression perspective. Allyson has a special interest in working with folks who carry multiple marginalized identities due to her own intersectionality of being multiracial, neurodivergent and pansexual. Allyson owns a private practice, has a podcast and provides social media advocacy and education. Allyson often engages in leading various trainings to providers as well as 1-1 consultation for complex clinical cases. She has been working in mental health for over 7 years. In the last 5 years she has specialized in Eating Disorders and OCD.

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Jocelyn Lam


Jocelyn Lam (she/they) is an AuDHD, queer, second generation Chinese and Canadian immigrant. She is the owner of Bloom in Adversity, where she specializes in working with clients with eating disorders, with a similar intersection of identities. Their work derives from a strengths- and needs-based approach. She provides presentations, lectures, and social media content to provide education regarding working with these populations from an affirming perspective. She has worked as a therapist in community mental health, elementary and middle schools, group practices, and currently is an outpatient practice owner, specializing in eating disorders with neurodivergent, BIPOC, and queer populations. She has provided lectures at colleges, spoken on podcasts, and given presentations about working with these populations. They have completed trainings and worked extensively with supervisors specializing in eating disorders. She runs a social media account dedicated to providing information regarding eating disorders in neurodivergent, Asian-American, and queer populations.

Conference Schedule

09:00 AM – 09:20 AM MEET & GREET

Gather, coffee, meet and greet

09:20 AM-09:30 AM

Introducing EDRS, words from our Sponsors

09:30 AM-11:00 AM

Stacie Fanelli, MSW, LCSW
S01 – Exploring the Intersection of Eating Disorders Through an Affirming Lens

11:00 AM-11:15 AM


11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Allyson Inez Ford, MA, LPCC
S02 – Neurodiversity Affirming Care for the Intersection of Eating Disorders & OCD

12:45 PM – 01:30 PM


01:30 PM – 03:00 PM

Jocelyn Lam, LMFT
APCCS03 – Eating Disorders in Asian-Americans with ADHD: Clinical Implications and Case Study

03:00 PM – 03:15 PM 


03:15 PM – 03:45 PM



Conference is available and open to the general public. Ticket price includes access to the online conference and reflects whether CEUs will be provided. Please choose the registration fee that meets your needs. All proceeds will go to eating disorder treatment assistance for those in need.

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“EDRS has been an exceptional foundation that provided funds to help me recover from my eating disorder and severe trauma as a child and teen. EDRS held me when I had no family or outside support. I have been able to give back to EDRS through my recovery and years of volunteering. My life has forever been changed by these wonderful leaders and women, and with their support I am now a licensed therapist specializing in eating disorders and trauma. EDRS holds a legacy of community, grassroots and love. I am forever grateful. I owe it much of my recovery and life. With love and heart.”

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