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The quest for ‘embodied equity’ on college campuses focuses on neurodivergent students

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Niki Elliott, a twice exceptional individual with ADHD, is opening the Center for Embodied Equity and Neurodiversity at the University of San Diego. The center aims to support neurodivergent students, who have conditions like autism, ADHD, or dyslexia, by training educators, working on policy issues, and offering programs for student success. The center’s work is funded through contracts with schools and grants from foundations. The goal is to change faculty mindsets and provide strategies to help neurodivergent students succeed in higher education. The center will also offer a program to support Black students from sixth grade, teaching them to understand their learning styles and advocate for themselves.

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