Multiple campuses recognize Neurodiversity Celebration Week each spring. For instance, the Center for Accessible Education at UCLA hosted the week, encouraging campus community members “to learn how neurodiversity is a critical part of the fabric of campus and reflect on how you can embrace and honor the different ways Bruins learn and engage on campus.”

Activities during the week included:

  • A Sensory Pop-Up Experience where participants could explore sensations through lights, colors and touch to calm senses and optimize individual sensory stimulation
  • A mini sensory experience with stimming toys and sensory activities
  • Tabling with information on how to get connected and what resources are available to neurodivergent students
  • A morning open house with breakfast food at the Center for Accessible Education
  • A workshop on Navigating Disabilities in the Workplace
  • A workshop on Inclusion & Belonging

The mission of Neurodiversity Celebration Week worldwide is “to change the narrative. Working together with schools, universities and organisations, we aim to:

  • Increase acceptance and understanding
  • Provide education
  • Celebrate neurodiversity

Working together to create a world that understands it takes all kinds of different minds.”

Learn more about Neurodiversity Celebration Week here

And discover numerous campus strategies like this one, training tools and infographics within our NEW Creating a Neurodiverse-Friendly Campus: Engagement, Support & Inclusion Practices to Help Students Thrive guide.