What is Neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity refers to diversity in human brain function and cognition. It is considered to be a part of normal variation within the general population and is often distinguished by behavioral traits.
Diagnoses that are most associated with and fall within the spectrum of neurodiversity are Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, Dyspraxia Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, and Dyslexia. Though neurodiversity is often recognized and diagnosed during early childhood, there are certainly exceptions and instances of diagnosis not being recognized until adulthood. For students seeking to explore specific assessment or testing options, Integrated Care is available to help explore testing resource availability, cost, and access. Integrated Care staff can provide assistance with organizing records, exploring cost barriers, initial access to assessment tools, and can help with accessing funding for students who meet the threshold for need.
Referrals to Campus Resources
Integrated Care is available to discuss how neurodiversity may be impacting your academic experiences as well as daily living on campus and provide referrals to campus partners who can provide accommodations or supportive measures. Integrated Care regularly works closely with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research to help students build executive function skills as well as the Disability Resource Center to explore academic accommodation possibilities and accessibility tools.
Need Help Now?
TalkNow through TimelyCare provides 24/7 access to mental health support. You can speak with a counselor at any time from anywhere simply by opening TimelyCare, selecting TalkNow, and requesting an appointment
In case of an emergency call 911 or the following emergency resources:
Middlebury College Public Safety Emergency Line: 802-443-5911
Porter Hospital Emergency Room: 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury Vt.