Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners (NNL) is an Innovative NSF-funded Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project. NNL provides hands-on experiences in neuroscience disciplines, networking opportunities, and resources to high school and early postsecondary students identified as “neurodivergent” learners—those with academic challenges related to conditions such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, and Tourette syndrome—and disseminates 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 neurodivergent learners. Our next camp will occur in August 2024!
- Join the Community of Practice
Participate in discussions and learn of opportunities to promote the increased participation of people with disabilities in neuroscience-related education offerings, training programs, and careers.
- Meet the NNL Staff and Leadership Team
Learn about the people working to make NNL a success.
- Read Student Stories: Neurodiverse Learners and STEM Education
Access stories from students who identify as neurodivergent and are pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and careers.
- Learn More with Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education: A Universal Design Toolkit
Order this must-have book that has how-to instructions for applying UD to everything we do in higher education, and complements the 2015 book Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice. Learn more in this podcast episode of Trending in Education.
- Watch how DO-IT Collaborates with the CNT to Open Doors for People with Disabilities
This video shares information about DO-IT collaborations with the UW Center for Neurotechnology (formerly known as the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering).
- Watch the Video Quality Education Is Accessible
Students with a variety of disabilities share strategies for making instruction more accessible to them.
- Learn More About Universal Design
Find out how universal design can make any class, project, and activity accessible and inclusive for all.
- Read Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices
Discover practices for implementing universal design, with opportunities for you to contribute to the collection in this online book.
- Review Q&As, Promising Practices, and Case Studies
Explore the Knowledge Base for answers to specific questions and evidence-based practices.