Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative accepting freshmen applicants for fall semester

Photo: Fred Zwicky
Photo: Fred Zwicky

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Neurodivergent students who will be incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the upcoming fall semester are encouraged to apply to a program geared toward helping them succeed academically, socially and professionally.

The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative offers a variety of supports and services for students with conditions in which the brain functions, learns and stores information in atypical ways, including autism, dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

INI is a comprehensive four-year program that supports neurodivergent students in achieving their highest potential in college and beyond, says program creator Jeanne Kramer, professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and director of The Autism Program (TAP) at the University of Illinois, the on-campus partner of the statewide TAP Service Network.

Read more from the Illinois News Bureau.

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