ND Groups and Events

Coming Up: Monday, April 24, 2023

Sensory Room Showcase! (4/24 @ 7:30, WSH)

  • When: Monday, April 24, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Where: Willard Straight Hall (WSH) Music Room.
  • What: Racker, in collaboration with Neurodiversity @ Cornell, will host a pop-up Sensory Room. Racker staff will be at hand to answer your questions about how to set up a sensory room in your building, unit, department, dorm room, etc., what vendors they use and what items they recommend… and you are welcome to play with the material!

Hyperfocus & Special Interest Night (4/24 @ 8:30, WSH)

  • When: Monday, April 24, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
  • Where: Willard Straight Hall (WSH) Memorial Room.
  • What: What fascinates you? What is an activity or a topic you love? What brings you joy? Everyone is welcome to join us to learn something new and have fun talking to neurodivergent students, staff and faculty about their hobbies / hyperfocus topics / passions / special interests. We will also have board games, puzzles, crafts and more! We will have some snack items, fidgets for you to use, craft and puzzle stations, and while we are aiming to have this event be sensory friendly, we will have some earplugs in case you would like to use them. A Sensory Room in the Willard Straight Hall Music room will be available for people to destress during the event.
  • If you have any questions or concerns related to the event or its accessibility please email neurodiversity@cornell.edu.

To see recordings of select past events, click here.

ND @ Cornell Groups

Autism Social Group

  • This group is for any student who self-identifies as autistic/having autism. No official diagnosis is needed. Meet other autistic students, have fun and support each other!
  • Meets every Thursday, 4:00-5:30 pm, via Zoom We occasionally hold in-person events.
  • Be in the know! Join our listserv to receive news and reminders for our meetings. To join:

Neurodiversity Dialogues

  • The dialogues are open for anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about neurodiversity and the experiences of college students. It is a monthly discussion forum based on research articles, videos & podcasts about neurodiversity
  • Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm, via Zoom
  • To join: Please email Flor (fa227) asking to be added to the meeting

Neurodiversity Ambassadors

  • Join other students, faculty and staff! As a Neurodiversity Ambassador, you can help enhance understanding about experiences and needs of the neurodivergent community at Cornell, advocate for inclusive Cornell experiences, and create programs and design interventions that support neurodivergent students, faculty and/or staff.
  • To join: Please email Flor (fa227)