Neurodiversity is the idea that people with neurological and/or psychological conditions deserve respect, should not be pathologized and are entitled to live full and satisfying lives.
Many members of the Wolf Pack – faculty, staff and students – share neurodiverse identities, but neurodiversity affects far more than the neurodiverse population; it impacts the entire University. The Neurodiversity Alliance’s mission is to raise awareness, promote access and ensure equity for the neurodiverse population at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Our newly formed alliance has three primary activities:
- We advocate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an approach to learning that recognizes variation in human cognition and neurological conditions as natural, to afford every student an equal opportunity to succeed.
- We identify unintentional institutional barriers that disadvantage neurodiverse people, and we develop alternative practices that do not discriminate.
- We coordinate faculty and student efforts to form an alliance that pools resources to meet the different needs of every neurodiverse person at the University.
Neurodiversity news & perspectives
The Healthy Minds Study survey was recently sent out to students and, for the first time, faculty and staff at the University – check your inbox!
Associate Professor Jim Cherney invites us to consider a more inclusive definition of neurodiversity and you to join the Alliance for a kickoff reception April 18
It’s Neurodiversity Celebration Week. It’s also OK if you’re not sure how to feel about that.