Autism and Neurodiversity Acceptance Month

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Come celebrate Autism and Neurodiversity Acceptance Month with us!

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and we want to celebrate our entire neurodiverse community at The University of Texas at Austin. Longhorn TIES, within the office of New Student Services, is partnering with various campus departments to host a month full of panel discussions and activities celebrating Neurodiversity in our community. 

We invite you to join us this April for activities, workshops, discussions and more! See the full list of events with RSVP information below, and connect with @UTAustinNSS on Instagram and Twitter as we highlight our neurodiverse students throughout the month of April!

We encourage you to learn about autism and neurodiverse inclusion and acceptance year-round. To help you do that, we've compiled an archive of panel, training and discussion recordings from previous years, as well as handouts as tools to do so.

Contact Ashley Richardson-Minnitt, LCSW-S with any event or registration questions.


NDatUT Neurodiversity and Disclosure Panel

Neurodiversity and Disclosure Panel

Thursday, April 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Zoom
Hosted in partnership with Texas Career Engagement, this workshop will explain disclosure in the workplace and feature a panel of neurodivergent employees. RSVP required.

NDatUT Neurodiversity: Faculty and Staff Discussion

Neurodiversity: Faculty and Staff Discussion

Tuesday, April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Zoom
Longhorn TIES will facilitate discussion about how UT Austin faculty and staff can support neurodivergent students. RSVP required.

NDatUT Come-and-Go Neurodiversity Mixer

Come-and-Go Neurodiversity Mixer

Thursday, April 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Union Patio
This come-and-go event is open to neurodivergent students, faculty, staff and allies. Interactive stations will highlight and celebrate neurodiversity on campus. Come celebrate!

NDatUT Dinner with a Neurodivergent Mentor

Dinner with a Neurodivergent Mentor

Wednesday, April 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | UA9 2.106
This intimate, conversational event will feature a neurodivergent graduate student who will discuss his experience in the professional world and graduate school. Space is limited. RSVP required.