How to Create an Inclusive Campus for Neurodivergent Students

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"Neurodivergent people are not a monolith, and we must consider that there will be times that the best ways to ensure inclusion and access for one person may not be the best for another. For instance, we recognise the various views of the neurodivergent community, such as a preference for the use of person-first language (using terms such as 'person with a disability') or identity-first language ('disabled person'). Being flexible and accommodating to the varied student needs on campus shows recognition and support for diverse communities. By implementing accessible resources and supports such as alternative learning spaces, sensory spaces, comprehensive mental health support and accessible modalities to learning, universities can support neurodivergent students to succeed."


This article was originally published in Times Higher Education in 2024.


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