Awareness and Education

What is SNP REACH?

SNP REACH stands for Stanford Neurodiversity Project - Research, Education, and Advocacy Camp for High Schoolers. It is a free, two-week summer camp for high school students across the U.S. to learn more about neurodiversity advocacy and the science behind neurodiversity. Together, we will:

  • Learn about the history of the neurodiversity movement
  • Hear from neurodivergent student advocates in both high school and college
  • Learn about the strengths-based model, universal design, and current research around experiences of neurodiversity
  • Create neurodiversity advocacy project ideas for your school or community
  • Build a fun and supportive community around neurodiversity

 

Whether you’re already involved in neurodiversity advocacy, or new to neurodiversity and looking to learn more, we’d love for you to join us! We’ll be meeting over Zoom from Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 30, 2021, Monday-Friday from 9 am - 3 pm PDT.

Apply at tinyurl.com/SNP-REACH-Application

Applications are accepted until Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm PDT. 

Preliminary program will be available in this website in the week of March 22, 2021.

Successful applicants will be notified by April 30, 2021.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at snp-reach-oc@stanford.edu

 

 

Classes at Stanford

PSYC 223B - Topics in Neurodiversity: Design Thinking Approaches

The course provides essential background about neurodiversity, the design thinking process and the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to guide students in developing projects that maximize the potential of neurodiversity. Through case studies, field trips, guest speakers, and community engagement, students will explore approaches to maximizing inclusivity in realms such as education, employment, community and beyond. Students will use their knowledge to design and develop (or revising and enhance) processes, systems, experiences and/or products to maximize inclusivity and the potential of neurodiverse individuals. Based on student's interests and areas of focus, projects may include digital tool development such as app concept and design, redesign of standard processes such as job interviews/ candidate evaluations, design and development of physical products or spaces such as sensory-sensitive dorm rooms, "stim tools" and more. This course will meet for two hours on Wednesdays for all students; students taking this course for 4 units will also attend "lab hours" on Mondays to support with project development. This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all schools.

2020-2021 Spring


  • PSYC 223B | 2-4 units | Class # 31785 | Section 01 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC) | LEC | Remote: Synchronous
  • 03/29/2021 - 06/04/2021 Mon, Wed 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM at Remote with Fung, L. (PI)

PSYC 229 - Topics in Neurodiversity: Introduction and Advocacy

Neurodiversity is a concept that regards individuals with differences in brain function and behavioral traits as part of normal variation in the human population. The movement of Neurodiversity is about uncovering the strengths of neurodiverse individuals and utilizing their talents to increase innovation and productivity of the society as a whole. This year long course over three quarters will provide students with the foundation, knowledge and essential skills for understanding, engaging with and advocating for the neurodiverse population. In addition, this course will also cover topics including social communication strategies, navigating social relationships, self-regulation, asking for accommodations and support in career development.

2020-2021 

  • PSYC 229A | 1 units | Class # 28987 | Section 01 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit | SEM | Remote: Asynchronous
  • 09/14/2020 - 12/04/2020 - at Remote with Fung, L. (PI); Matta, C. (SI); Schwartz, M. (SI)
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  • PSYC 229B | 1 units | Class # 16956 | Section 01 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit | SEM | Remote: Asynchronous
  • 01/04/2021 - 03/12/2021 - at Remote with Fung, L. (PI); Matta, C. (SI); Schwartz, M. (SI)
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  • PSYC 229C | 1 units | Class # 16669 | Section 01 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit | SEM | Remote: Synchronous
  • 03/29/2021 - 06/04/2021 Mon 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM with Fung, L. (PI); Matta, C. (SI); Schwartz, M. (SI)
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