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.