This project aimed to help academics at the university to support neurodivergent students, by creating an interactive toolkit with resources and exemplars collected from the staff community and supported by testimonies from neurodivergent students. It is hoped that this will reduce the disparity of students' experiences in the future.
Reference this toolkit if used Warwick Neurodiversity Toolkit by Jagjeet Jutley-NeilsonLink opens in a new window© 2023 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 . Link opens in a new window Since the Neurodiversity Toolkit is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, you are free to use it for non-commercial purposes, provided that you credit the author and do not modify the work. Use Reference: Jutley-Neilson, J., Gray, G., & Gunn., O (2023). Warwick Neurodiversity Toolkit.https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/academy/activities/learningcircles/neurodiversity/toolkit/.
Contents: Neurodiversity Definition, Neurodiverse Conditions, Disability, Models of Disability
Contents: Creating accessible teaching material, moodle, marking assessments with reasonable adjustments, creating inclusive teaching spaces
Contents: Starting conversations, and supporting students through diagnosis, disclosure, reasonable adjustments, avoiding ableist language
Contents: departmental disability contact, disability student reps, staff training, organising and running events, awareness-raising amongst students and staff, postgraduate student experience
Contributors to the toolkit
Dr. Jag Jutley-Neilson (Neurodiversity project lead)
Director of Student Experience and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
contact for project
Dr. Gemma Gray
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
Undergraduate Research Assistant
We thank Elenor Hassall, Bethan Hewitt and Robyn Ellison who have now graduated. Eleonor and Bethan co-created and distributed the survey. Robyn created the digital powtoon stories.
Add your own examples to the toolkit of how you support students
You can let other staff members know how you adopt inclusive learning and teaching approaches, create accessible materials, run student meetings, design and mark assignments, increase awareness of disability, or support disabled students