Explore Stories Shared by Neurodiverse Students

By Scott Bellman, DO-IT Program Manager
NNL students work in a lab.

DO-IT’s Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners project has published nine new stories from students who identify as neurodiverse and are pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and careers. For example,

  • Alexis, who is pursuing animation at a technical institute, shares her thoughts on the intersection of art and STEM.
  • Amanda talks about computer science and the experience of blindness in addition to her identity as a neurodiverse learner.
  • Anjelika was the first person in her family to go to college in the United States. She believes diversity among information technology professionals leads to better products for everyone.
  • Benjamin shares thoughts on navigating standardized testing, asking for what is needed, and how big wins in research can make the setbacks worthwhile.

As shared by one student, “The thing I appreciate most about my own thinking is the creativity involved. There’s this web of connection in my brain, and I believe that leads to novel ways of putting things together.” We hope you enjoy learning about these students and their experiences, and in the process learn more about promoting the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in STEM careers.