Longhorn TIES

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Launched in 2019, the Longhorn TIES (Transition, Illuminate, Empower, Success) program within New Student Services coordinates and facilitates autism and neurodivergence initiatives at The University of Texas at Austin. Longhorn TIES seeks to enhance the student experience for students who identify as neurodivergent through advocacy, connections and training, starting with the New Student Orientation process and continuing throughout the student’s tenure at the University. Longhorn TIES encompasses TIESplus and drop-in neurodivergent student support services, #NDatUT campus-wide programming and events, presentations and trainings, and more.

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Student Support

Longhorn TIES provides individualized support services to UT Austin students who identify as being on the autism spectrum or neurodivergent. Support services include TIESplus and drop-in support to address students' academic, social and career related goals.

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ND Resources

Longhorn TIES has compiled resources to better support neurodivergent students, faculty and staff.

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#NDatUT Programs

Longhorn TIES coordinates and facilitates campus-wide programs and events to support neurodivergent longhorns.

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Presentations and Training

Longhorn TIES can facilitate custom trainings or workshops for your organization or department.

What is neurodivergence? 

Neurodivergence recognizes and celebrates the natural differences in human brain wiring. Individuals may self-identify as neurodivergent or identify with one of several neurodivergent diagnoses, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, and more. Neurodivergent students, staff and faculty are essential and celebrated members of The University of Texas at Austin community.

For Donors

Gifts from alumni, parents and friends of The University of Texas at Austin fund Longhorn TIES. To support, click the link below and type "Longhorn TIES" in the search bar.