Stanford Neurodiversity Project - Research, Education, and Advocacy Camp for High Schoolers (SNP-REACH)
SNP REACH stands for Stanford Neurodiversity Project - Research, Education, and Advocacy Camp for High Schoolers. It is a 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
Last summer, 90 high school students were selected from over 350 applications representing students from all over California and the United States.
This is the 5th year the Stanford Neurodiversity Project (SNP) has organized two-week summer camps for high school students. At this camp, students have a variety of opportunities from learning more about neurodiversity advocacy to the strengths-based model to universal design principles and more.
Group Projects: Students conduct group projects of their choice using the design thinking approach. Students learn from professors, researchers, clinicians, and neurodivergent student advocates. Through the design thinking process, campers then collaborate on neurodiversity advocacy projects that often continue beyond the program.
After the camp, most students continue with their neurodiversity advocacy projects in their own high school.
Please see below for the schedule this year.
Below, 2021 Campers present at the Stanford Neurodiversity Summit on a children's book written and published as a part of their camp project.
Full 2021 Summit Presentation of SNP-REACH Projects
Arlo and Papa: A Tale of Neurodiversity. Available on Amazon