Duke's Office for Faculty Advancement Awards Seed Grant to Center Researchers

Increasing Neurodiversity Competency of Faculty at Duke

Center researchers, Geraldine Dawson, William Cleland Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Tara Chandrasekhar, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and Marika Coffman, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will lead the project. 

Forms of neurodivergence are often under-recognized, misunderstood or under-resourced in a university setting. Building on work led by the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and Duke Neurodiversity Connections, this project seeks to foster a community of faculty that feels comfortable incorporating principles of neurodiversity competency into its day-to-day work. Activities include a needs assessment to provide input into the nature and type of training needed to promote neurodiversity at Duke; workshops and materials informed by the assessment; and evaluations at the project’s start and conclusion.

Read more about the Duke Faculty Advancement Seed grants here.