Year-Round Activities

A group of students look at brains in jars with leader Eric Chudler.

Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners (NNL) is for high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors who identify as neurodiverse learners. The year-round NNL program will be a national program for the 2020-2021 school year. Students living in the United States are encouraged to apply.

The DO-IT Center and Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) at the University of Washington sponsor programming for neurodiverse students throughout the school year. High school and college students will be invited to participate in activities based in neuroscience and neural engineering, neuroethics, and scientific communication. Activities will include networking meetings, neuroscience learning activities, and college preparation activities. Participants will learn about research in CNT laboratories. The goal is to provide students with exposure to the field of neural engineering and provide basic preparation for college studies in STEM subjects as well as future STEM careers.

Applications to be involved in our program are accepted throughout the year. There is no cost to students accepted into this program.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a neurodiverse learner (defined as those with academic challenges related to conditions such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, and Tourette syndrome).

  • Have aptitude and interest in attending college.

  • Currently be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior.

  • Commit to program participation. 

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and its possessions.

  • Have access to a computer and internet connection to use video conferencing tools.

  • Complete the online application.

How to Apply

A complete application includes the following pieces.

We prefer forms be submitted online, but you can complete any of the forms by hand and submit to DO-IT by postal mail, fax, or email. Submit all printed material to this address:


Fax: 206-221-4171

Mailing Address:

Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners
University of Washington 
Box 354842 
Seattle, WA 98195-4842

206-685-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
888-972-DOIT (3648) (voice/TTY)
206-221-4171 (fax)
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane