28th Annual Pyne Memorial Presentation

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November 5, 2020

Presenter:  Jessica Black, Ph.D.

At least 20% of young people are neurodivergent, diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disability such as autism or developmental dyslexia. While religion and spirituality are infused in cultures the world over, spiritual and religious development in this diverse population have been without substantive attention in research and practice. This talk brings together theology, social work, education, psychology, and neuroscience to extend our understanding of and attention to the spiritual and religious experiences of these young people and their families.


Sponsored by STM, Boston College School of Social Work, and generously supported by the Pyne Endowment Trust in Memory of Professor Margaret E. Pyne, a lifelong advocate for persons with disabilities

Jessica Black, associate professor of social work and chair of children, youth, and families field of practice