Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners

Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners (NNL) is an Innovative NSF-funded Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project created by the University of Washington Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) program in collaboration with the CNT. NNL will provide hands-on experiences in neuroscience disciplines, networking opportunities, and resources to high school and early postsecondary students identified as “neurodiverse” learners—those with academic challenges related to conditions such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, and Tourette syndrome—and disseminate findings to teachers of courses that are related to neuroscience and, more broadly, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The goal of NNL is to enhance student interest in and skills to successfully pursue STEM fields, as well as empower educators to serve these students more effectively.

• Summer Opportunities for High School Students: The NNL summer camp program is for college-bound high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the United States who have an interest in STEM and identify as neurodiverse learners. Our next camp will occur in summer 2021!

• Year-Round Opportunities for High School Students: The NNL year-round program, which focuses on college-preparation and promotes STEM fields, is for high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the United States who have an interest in STEM and identify as neurodiverse learners.

Please see the NNL web site for more details about this program.