Autism and Neurodiversity Celebration Week

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Join Longhorn TIES as we celebrate Autism and Neurodiversity Celebration Week from April 10-14!

This year, Longhorn TIES is celebrating our neurodivergent students, faculty, and staff at The University of Texas at Austin. Join us as we collaborate with various campus partners to host a week full of social events, giveaways, community-bulding activities, and more to celebrate neurodiversity on campus.

See the full list of events with RSVP information below, and connect with @UTAustinNSS on Instagram and Twitter as we highlight neurodivergent Longhorns throughout the week!

Contact with any event or registration questions.


2023 Neurodiversity Acceptance Week Events

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Tabling and Kickoff Celebration

Monday, April 10

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until supplies run out)
West Mall

Come by for free fidgets and cups to kick off Autism and Neurodiversity Celebration Week!

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Texas Career Engagement Presents: Executive Functioning in the Job and Internship Search

Tuesday, April 11

12 - 1 p.m. 

The job or internship search can be especially daunting for those who identify as neurodivergent. Join Texas Career Engagement for a virtual workshop on ways to navigate executive function skills often used in the job and internship search. This workshop will help you break down the process into manageable steps and create a realistic personal goal for taking the next step in your search! Some questions we aim to address include: Where do I look for jobs and internships? How can I organize the job and internship search process? How many jobs and internships should I apply to at a time?

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Neurodivergent Faculty and Staff Appreciation

Wednesday, April 12

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rox, Duke and Danay Covert Admissions Welcome Center (101 E. 21st Street)

Join Longhorn TIES for a come-and-go reception celebrating neurodivergent faculty and staff on campus. This event will feature community-building, food, drinks provided by UT SHIFT Makers, premium fidget giveaways, and more!

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Neurodiversity and Intersectionality Hangout

Wednesday, April 12

6 - 7 p.m.
DDCE Commons, SSB 3.200

Come join Longhorn TIES, the Disability Cultural Center, and Disability and Access as we explore topics related to intersectionality and neurodiversity through discussion, art, and games!

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Longhorn SHARE Presents: Neurodiversity SHARE Circle

Thursday, April 13

6 - 7 p.m.
Turtle Pond (If it rains, location will be moved to SSB G1.106)

SHARE Circles are peer-led group connection experiences where participants build community, empathy, and understanding around topics related to mental health. The turn-taking structure of Circles ensures equal opportunity for everyone to share and feel heard. This Circle is open to students who identify as neurodivergent and will focus on topics related to neurodiversity.

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Neurodiversity Celebration Mixer

Friday, April 14

3 - 5 p.m. 
Gregory Gym Games Room (GRE 3.120)

Join us for the capstone celebration to Autism and Neurodiversity Celebration Week! This come-and-go social event will feature bamboo-planting station, fidgets and Loop earplug giveaways, free neurodiversity t-shirts, make-your-own cupcake stations, and more! Neurodivergent students, faculty, staff, and allies are welcome. This event is brought to you in collaboration with University Housing and Dining.

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.