What is the Neurodiversity Support Program?

Neurodiversity is a term that describes the diversity of human brains and minds. It recognizes that people naturally have different ways of thinking, learning, and processing information.

Our Neurodiversity Support Program is dedicated to supporting students with neurodiverse conditions such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and others as they transition to college. We provide support in developing executive functioning skills, social skills, and transitioning skills to help students succeed academically and personally.

Our Goal: Create an inclusive environment that celebrates neurodiversity and empowers students to achieve their goals.

Want to get connected with this program?

Learn more about this program below.

Neurodiversity Support Program Opportunities

  • Executive Function Coaching

    Our Executive Function Coaching is a one-on-one program where you meet weekly with a coach for an hour to work on academic goals related to executive functioning skills for students with deficits in executive functions. This coaching specifically targets skills like time management, advocacy, procrastination, and much more through a personalized approach to meet your goals!

    This program has limited coaching spots available each semester. If you are interested in participating, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss resources with one of our coordinators.

  • Social Opportunities

    Alliance for Disability Awareness (ADA):

    Our student organization 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. Join other students with many disabilities to grow a community and advocate for your rights. If you are interested in joining or learning more, click the like below!

  • First Year Experience Modules (Canvas)

    Discovering all that Iowa State University has to offer can be overwhelming for new students. To help you get started, our First Year Experience Modules on Canvas can guide you through what to expect and how to navigate campus resources. Whether you're preparing to come to campus or already here, our modules are an excellent resource for understanding what daily life at Iowa State looks like.

More Resources

  • SAS Accountability groups held on Wednesdays at 5:15 to 6:45 pm in the Hixon-Lied first floor student lounge behind SAS. Email asc_coach_7@iastate.edu for more information

    SAS Accountability Group

    Partnered with the Academic Success Center, we are happy to announce a new program to create a productive study space that keeps you accountable! If you are struggling to set aside time to focus and complete your work, drop into our accountability group. Work alongside like-minded people with the help of a coach, keeping you on track with your goals for the session. Plus, there are snacks! Drop in, and feel free to bring a friend.

Venn-Diagram with three sections overlapping. Coaching, Collaboration, and connection. The overlapping pieces show social skills group, executive function education, and first year experience. All of these land under the Neurodiversity support program