NDA Visits Knox College

NDA visits Knox College

The Neurodiversity Alliance (ND Alliance) staff team hit the road this month to visit our nationwide ND Alliance clubs to support advocacy, education, and club organizing. We were especially delighted to visit Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and had a chance to reflect on the work they and other ND Alliance clubs are doing nationwide.…

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Building Dyslexia Awareness and Advocacy with ND Alliance

Group photo for Dyslexia day

The Neurodiversity Alliance is committed to amplifying the issues that impact neurodiverse students. On March 14th, 2024, The Neurodiversity Alliance, invited by State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, was in Albany at the New York State Capital for Dyslexia Awareness Day. Dyslexia Awareness Day is an event dedicated to supporting the voices of young people and…

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Six ways to support young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Carlye recently shared how we can support young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) like them. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Carlye is a sophomore at American University studying psychology and sociology with a minor in special education. They began their work with Eye to Eye as a sophomore at George Washington High School in Denver,…

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Embracing Neurodiversity: A Workshop at Crane Country Day School

Professional Learning Workshop

As dusk settled on a mid-February evening, I found myself aboard a flight home, energized by the enriching experience of leading a professional learning workshop for over sixty staff members at Crane Country Day School. This engagement marked a pivotal step in the school’s commitment to embracing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among its two…

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Empowering Voices: A Q&A with Eye to Eye Ambassadors from the LDA Conference

Eye to Eye at the Learning Disabilities Awareness Conference

At the recent Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) conference in Orlando, Florida, Eye to Eye Ambassadors Carlye Raabe, Lydia Pinto and Lily Eisele had the opportunity to share their journeys and learn from educators and advocates. Here’s what Lydia and Lily had to say about their experiences. L-R: Carlye, Lydia, and Lily at the 61st LDA…

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Self-Stigma: The Silent Battle and Our Commitment to Strike It Out

Strike Out Stigma Northwestern and Golf

Delilah Steinmann, Eye to Eye’s Mentoring Program Coordinator, recently answered questions about this year’s Strike Out Stigma campaign. This annual campaign aims to raise awareness, acceptance, and understanding of learning differences by amplifying the voices of people who learn differently and their allies. We challenge you to spread awareness by sharing experiences, challenging assumptions, rejecting…

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Cultivating Belonging for ND Youth and Young Adults through Art Based Mentoring

Cultivating Belonging for ND Youth and Young Adults through Art Based Mentoring workshop

“…can we just sit and paint our feelings all day?” Each year, MENTOR, a national mentoring nonprofit, hosts the National Mentoring Summit. Programs around the country gather to learn from diversity, equity, and inclusion-driven plenaries and share insights through workshops. This year, the Eye to Eye National Mentoring Program team applied to lead a workshop…

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Become an Eye to Eye School: Ask About Our Grant Initiatives!

Bring Eye to Eye to your school

For 25 years, Eye to Eye has been a trailblazer in fostering inclusivity for neurodivergent students, and we’re excited to share the impact and outcomes of our 2022-2023 Near-Peer Mentoring Program. Across the nation, we launched over 370 Mentoring Sessions, turning traditional classrooms into vibrant hubs of creativity and encouragement in 23 states. As we…

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Eye to Eye Chapter Leader Ellie Chiaradonna shares why being ND is a gift.

Ellie Chiaradonna Graphic

We recently interviewed Ellie Chiaradonna, a sophomore at Franklin and Marshall College with an intended double major in Business, Organizations and Society, and Sociology, who was a mentee and Chapter Leader at AIM Academy for all four years of her high school. Below, Ellie shares her ND journey while celebrating her accomplishments throughout her education.…

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University School of Nashville (USN) celebrates the experience of learning differently as a Near-Peer Mentoring chapter

Near-Peer Mentoring at University School of Nashville (USN)

Every Tuesday afternoon, more than 30 neurodiverse Mentors and Mentees at the University School of Nashville (USN) transform a typical classroom space into a vibrant and exciting Art Room community that celebrates the experience of learning differently. This is the second year that USN has participated in Eye to Eye’s Near-Peer Mentoring Program, guided and…

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