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Neurodiversity and Inclusion Certificate

Neurodiversity and Inclusion Certificate Overview

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he VT Higher Education Collaborative believes neurodiversity is not only amazing, it’s necessary. To that end, we wanted to revise our Autism program to equip professionals to support our learners with neurodiversity-affirming programming across the state and beyond.

This program highlights an awareness of differences vs. disorders, and empowering professionals to lead with autism advocacy and acceptance versus awareness. Most notably, this program teaches about autism, but the practices recommended are applicable for neurodivergent learners across many diagnoses (ADHD, dyslexia, NLD, and more). Completing this program yields a certificate stating that the professional has completed a course of study on Neurodiversity & Inclusion supports.

This page is under development. Please check back soon for more details! 

Questions can be directed to the program director, Danielle Kent at [email protected] 

Application and Admissions Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is recommended to enroll in the Neurodiversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.

Sequence of Courses

The Neurodiversity and Inclusion Certificate includes 15 credits, to be completed over an estimated 1.5–3 years, with flexibility for professionals to move at a pace that works for them. It is recommended that courses are taken close to each other to maximize understanding and application. 

Fall 2021

Autism and Regulation: Reframing What We Know about Neurodiversity to Support Our Learners [3 credits]

Taken as a set, the following 3 workshops comprise the 3-credit graduate course: 

    • Ready, Set, Executive Function! Giving the Green Light to Prioritizing Self-Regulation in the Classroom and Beyond
    • Neurodiversity & Inclusion: Reframing How We Support Neurodivergent Learners
    • Understanding Learners’ Sensory Differences to Support Self-Regulation