Career Readiness Seminar for Students and Alumni

Career fairs are a great way to engage with employers, explore career options, and expand your network. The Career Readiness Series is designed to help students and alumni attending the North Carolina Autistic Career Summit. Participants will learn how to prepare for virtual career fairs, how to maximize their experience at the fair, and what steps to take following the event.

Register here.

The seminars are:

9/14 from 7-8 pm

9/29 from 12-1 pm

The North Carolina Autistic Career Summit is free but requires separate registration (info here)

The series is co-sponsored by the Duke Career Center, NC State Career Center, the LiNC-IT program, and Neurodiversity Connections.

A Statewide Collaboration for Autism Acceptance & Advancement in the Workplace

NC State is hosting the third annual North Carolina Autistic Career Summit on September 23 & 24 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.  This virtual event will feature internationally known keynote speakers, a career fair, and sessions focused on optimizing the job search experience for autistic adults.  The event is free to the public, and we encourage our students and alumni to attend!

Details and registration information is online.

Accommodation Opportunities

The Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) works with students to increase accessibility on campus in both academics and residential life. While having a neurodevelopmental condition does not necessarily mean you will need assistance, they can provide accommodations like extended time on assessments or assignments, accommodated dorm assignments and other help. Even if you are able to succeed academically without SDAO accommodations, they can help make life at Duke a little bit easier to handle.

The SDAO hosts virtual student office hours via Zoom every Monday – Friday from 10:00 -11:00 am and 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Click here to speak with a case manager to discuss any questions you might have.

What if I haven’t been approved for accommodations yet?

The approval process for accommodations can take a while, especially if you are getting tested during the semester. The best thing to do if you need accommodations in the moment is to communicate this to your Academic Dean or your professors to discuss your options.

Check out Dr. Tara Chandrasekhar, M.D. and Dr. Cort Schneider, the Director of the Student Disability Access Office’s conversation about the basics of the accommodations process at Duke.  He is available for Conversations with the Director every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 -1:30 pm.

 

“What Different Can Do,” Interview with Camp Southern Ground

In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, two Neurodiversity Connections members discussed the importance of inclusion with Scott Hicok, Camp Director, at Camp Southern Ground, a residential camp for children that celebrates diversity in all forms.  Take a look at our conversations below:

What Different Can Do - A More Inclusive WorldWhat Different Can Do - Brains and Behaviors

 

Disability Pride Week

Next week is Disability Pride Week! Check out these great events hosted by the Duke Disability Alliance.

Email dukedisabilityalliance@duke.edu with questions.

Demystifying the Accommodations Process at Duke University

It was great to catch up with Dr. Cort Schneider, the Director of the Student Disability Access Office, to discuss the basics of the accommodations process at Duke.  Check out our conversation below:

2021 Autism Acceptance Month Speaker

The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development will be hosting Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, a global self-advocate, educator, and parent on the autism spectrum in April 2021 for Autism Acceptance Month.

Learn more about this event and register here.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace Panel

Join Duke Neurodiversity Connections and the Duke Career Center for a panel event focused on neurodiversity in the workplace. Our panelists will provide perspectives on navigating job interviews, their transition to the workforce and more. We enthusiastically welcome members of the Duke community who identify as neurodiverse as well as those who wish to learn!

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020

Time: 3pm-4pm EST

Register here by Thursday, October 29th to receive the Zoom link for this event.

Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates the need for accommodations or has questions about access may contact Rachel Coleman (rachel.coleman@duke.edu) in advance of this event. 

For more information or questions, please contact Rachel Coleman (rachel.coleman@duke.edu) at the Duke University Career Center.

Academic Resource Center: Summer Services

The ARC is open and ready to support learning needs for online coursework.  Check out this video, which describes their services.

Film Screening: Autism Goes to College

Neurodiversity Connections is excited to present a free screening of the documentary Autism Goes to College on Monday February, 3, 2020 from 7-9 pm at Griffith Theatre, Bryan Center.

The film goes inside college classrooms and dorms as five students on the autism spectrum and their college support teams (parents, providers and faculty members) share their stories and candid insights about their experiences.  Hear their stories of dreams, fears, failures and successes

 

 

A live Q&A panel will follow the screening.

Food will be provided.

Duke students, faculty and staff are invited!

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