Huskies for Neurodiversity

Are you neurodivergent? Share your story!

Winner of the 2021-2022 Husky Seed Fund Award, Huskies for Neurodiversity is a student-led initiative that will promote visibility and acceptance of neurodiversity at UW campus and beyond. Spearheaded by a team with two neurodivergent students, their goal is to destigmatize and educate about neurodiversity and disability accommodations on campus to students and faculty, as well as provide a platform for neurodivergent individuals to share their stories and experiences in their own voice.

To change the narrative around neurodiversity, they are calling for applications for Lived Experience Storytellers and Panel Speakers.

As a Lived Experience Storyteller, you will have the opportunity to share your story and experience with neurodiversity however you see fit, whether that’s through a phone call, video call, in-person interview, artwork, written piece, pre-recorded video, or any other medium!  Interviews will be 15-45 minutes long. If you’d prefer to submit a pre-made piece that summarizes your story, that option is available too. They are happy to provide guiding questions or leave it open-ended, depending on your preference. Stories will be published to their website and can be made anonymous by request.

As a Panel Speaker, you will be invited to speak about your experiences as a neurodivergent individual navigating the transition to the working world to an audience of students and professionals at the University of Washington in an exciting hybrid panel event, to be held in Winter or Spring Quarter 2022.

This opportunity is available to anyone who self-identifies as neurodivergent. If you are not neurodivergent yourself but know someone who is, feel free to forward these materials to them if they are interested! BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrant/refugee, elderly, misogyny-affected, and/or low SES neurodivergent individuals are HIGHLY encouraged to share their story.

Application Form: https://forms.gle/Dhwu1SxSnGLQ5Sri7

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the 2021-2022 school year.

Direct any questions to Tiara (she/they) at tiarast@uw.edu

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)