Neurodiversity Support Program

Neurodiversity Support Program

A multi-angled initiative to support neurodivergent students in 1:1 executive function skills coaching, provide social opportunities and first year guidance for connection, and collaborate with campus partners to promote neuro-inclusive practices through consultation, training, and resources. 

We are no longer accepting executive function coaching applications for the Spring 2023 semester.

Neurodiversity support program graphic showing coaching, connection, and collaboration
Neurodiversity Support Program Breakdown

1:1 weekly executive function coaching 

  • Time management 
  • Organization 
  • Self-advocacy 

Focus Sessions 

  • Drop in group sessions 
  • Utilizes the Body Doubling strategy 
  • Check in and out with the supervising coach of the session for goal setting 

Social Opportunities 

  • Neurodiverse Improv 
    • Facilitated theater games to help improvise life and build social confidence/comfort 
  • Alliance for Disability Awareness 
    • We are a student organization that advocates for accessibility and flexibility for all at ISU, practicing disability justice at our own pace, re-energizing with social events, and providing a supportive space for each other.

First Year Experience @ SAS modules (Canvas) 

  • Module 1: Navigating Iowa State 
  • Module 2: Adapting to Change 
  • Module 3: Exploring Community and Wellbeing  


  • Faculty and Staff 
    • Neurodiversity: Awareness and Access Needs 
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students: 
    • Access and Inclusion: The Diversity of Disability 

Download CELT’s Strategies to Support Neurodivergent Students (PDF).

  • CELT (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching), in collaboration with Student Accessibility Services, created a resource guide to develop teaching and learning examples and recommendations to support Neurodivergent student success.
Spring 2023

Suspended for Spring 2023

All coaching spots are full for the spring 2023 semester.

Neurodiverse improv is dispersed into small, individualized groups for the Spring 2023 semester. Please reach out to if you are interested in small group improv sessions.

To gain access to this course, email Clara Kittleson at with your name and Iowa State email.

Additional Information or Questions

Please contact Student Accessibility Services for more information or to schedule a meeting with Jamie Niman

Phone: (515) 294 - 7220