Neurodiversity at La Trobe
Neurodiversity is the next frontier in Human Diversity
La Trobe’s new Neurodiversity Project aims to improve equity, accessibility, and inclusion for Neurodivergent and/or Neurominority staff and students.
In collaboration with the AccessAbility and Inclusion team, the Neurodiversity Project is involved in various initiatives in this space. These range from campus event planning, to delivering Neurodiversity Ally and Accessibility Training to staff, to advocating for Neurominority/Neurodivergent staff and students in various areas of interest across the university (including policy, study and employment services, and beyond).
This Neurodiversity Webpage serves as a central hub for Neurodiversity-related study supports, resources, research, and courses at La Trobe. Here you can find resources including targeted support with your studies, links to relevant services such as counselling and the AccessAbility Hub, research projects and experts related to Neurodiversity, and relevant blogs, articles, and other materials which can help students to navigate university life.
Community Co-Design and Leadership
We prioritise engagement with our Neurominority/Neurodivergent community in shaping the aims and initiatives for our Neurodiversity Project. Our Neurodiversity Project team and networks are led by several individuals with lived experience. We also offer several different opportunities for Neurominority staff and students to collaborate on the project, including a placement subject that allows eligible students to intern on the project for credit towards their degree.
For more information, please e-mail Neurodiversity@latrobe.edu.au
La Trobe Neurodiversity Resources
- What working, learning and teaching from home can teach us about neurodiversity
- Autism Acceptance Month: An Interview with La Trobe’s first Openly Autistic lecturer, Dr Benjamin Habib
- Neurodiversity At La Trobe: What Neurodivergent Students and Researchers Want you to Know
- Neurodiversity Celebration Week: An Interview with Autistic Undergrad and Miss Galaxy Australia contestant Nicole Missios
Neurodiversity Celebration and Autism Acceptance Month 2022
A panel interview blog series including members of university leadership and several neurominority staff and students discussing how neurodiversity support can be further institutionalised via strategic planning and cultural qualities.
- Part One: Neurodiversity as the Next Frontier
- Part Two: Neurodiversity as the Next Frontier: University, Research, and Industry Engagement
The University has made maps available for specific access requirements including for physical access and mobility and disabled toilet access for each campus. You can view them by visiting the following link, clicking on the relevant campus, and scrolling down to ‘Maps for People with Disabilities’.
Our team have developed a variety of resources to support the La Trobe community, and the tertiary sector more broadly, to create welcoming and engaging environments for neurominority populations.
- Cultural sensitivity guidelines
- Neurodiversity 101
- Neurodiversity Accessible Event Planning
- How to make a Sensory Room
- Classroom / Teaching Accessibility training slides
These resources can be downloaded for FREE.
Access Neurodiversity Resources
Partners and External Resources
- The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre – La Trobe’s research facility dedicated to Autism.
Australian Neurodiversity Community and Research Organisations
- Australasian Society for Autism Research
Support for Neurominority Students
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Health, Wellbeing and Accessibility Support for Neurominority Students
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