Neurodiverse Student Support Program
The Neurodiverse Student Support Program is a comprehensive academic year support program. The program has four main components:
1. Topics in Neurodiversity: The PYSC 229 series, "Topics in Neurodiversity: Introduction and Advocacy," is a 1-unit class open to all Stanford undergraduate and graduate students. This class has three parts (PYSC 229A, 229B and 229C) that are offered consecutively in fall, winter, and spring quarters. All students in the Neurodiverse Student Support Program, as well as peer mentors, are highly encouraged to take this class.
2. Peer mentor program: Current and incoming freshmen are paired with upperclassman peer mentors for the duration of the academic year. The peer mentors are paid and trained by Stanford Neurodiversity Project staff and also receive ongoing supervision by staff. Students and peer mentors work through a mentoring curriculum, and peer mentors also provide support in a variety of areas as the need arises.
3. Adult Neurodevlopment Clinic (ANC): All students in the Neurodiverse Student Support Program will have an initial consultation in the ANC. Students with a need for ongoing mental health support or medication management can be seen in this clinic.
4. Referrals: There are many resources on campus that, while not neurodiversity-specific, can nevertheless benefit students. Some of the offices that we refer students to as needed include: the Office of Accessible Education, Schwab Learning Center, and BEAM career center. Referrals are provided on an individual basis, and we also assist students in navigating the various offices and procedures.
We have also started an affinity group that meets weekly.
The group is a low-stress space to talk about student life, learn about neurodiversity, or just be around other neurodiverse students. During winter quarter, the group meets Thursdays 7-8pm. We welcome both neurotypical and neurodiverse students! Contact us for more information.
Neurodiverse students are able to apply throughout the school year and are admitted on a rolling basis as space allows. We believe that the earlier one get support, the better, so we encourage students to apply at the beginning of the year. If you are interested in this program, please fill out the interest form below and we will contact you with more information.
As with all of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project's programs, there is no cost to participate in this program. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.