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What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity Connections is a working group, founded in 2017, composed of interested faculty, staff, and administrators who’s common goal is to support Neurodiverse students during their Duke experience.  We aim to increase awareness  and promote inclusion of neurodiversity in all campus spaces.  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.