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What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity Connections is a working group, founded in 2017, composed of students, staff, faculty, and administrators who share a common goal to support Neurodiverse students during their Duke experience.  We aim to increase awareness  and promote inclusion of neurodiversity in all campus spaces.  We provide training, and host events focused on topics of interest to our community.  We also support Duke students who join The Clubhouse, a group for students to connect with each other and be themselves in a low pressure, sensory friendly environment.

Please browse this website for resources and upcoming events focused on promoting neurodiversity.

Defining Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is an inclusive term that emphasizes the abilities of people with “brain differences” that are distinct from what is considered “typical.” As a social justice movement, neurodiversity aims to recognize the strengths and unique challenges of those with autism, ADHD and other neurological differences.

We view neurodiversity as an asset to Duke University’s campus culture and academic mission.