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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.

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!

Students Moving Forward: Connecting North Carolina’s Workforce

We are excited to learn about the SMF Summit at NC State University, a statewide summit connecting North Carolina’s employers with college students and recent graduates who are on the autism spectrum throughout North Carolina.

Saturday October 26

11 AM – 2:30 PM

Talley Student Union

NC State University.

More information found here: SMF-Summit


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.