Clubs

The Neurodiversity Alliance is a network of student-lead, advisor-supported clubs in high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide. We celebrate neurodiversity and mobilize for disability justice with our national alliance of leaders.

Why clubs?

Neurodivergent students deserve a world in which they can thrive. Yet, we know that our educational institutions aren't always equipped to truly support our neurodifferences. Our Neurodiversity Alliance clubs join a national network of other clubs and organizations working to build a better world.

Register Your Club

Hi there! If you're considering starting a club, we're here to guide you into a vibrant community of leaders dedicated to celebrating neurodiversity and advocating for disability justice. Our network of clubs spans the entire country, offering a supportive community, valuable resources, advocacy opportunities, and shared strategies.

Starting a club on your campus is an enriching experience, and we're here to provide you with the necessary tools, training, and support you need. When you sign up, you'll take on a leadership role that can adapt to your club's unique goals. We believe in promoting "leaderful movements," where leadership is collaborative and inclusive, and all members can become leaders, advocates, and those who prefer working behind the scenes. If you're between 16 and 26, identify as neurodivergent or have a learning difference, and are enrolled at a high school, college, or university that can host your club, you have the power to effect change. Join us in celebrating neurodiversity, taking action, and making a difference! Register your club today.

Steps to Launch Your Club

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  1. Register your club! Establish the Neurodiversity Alliance like any other group or club on your campus. Look in your Student Handbook or the school website for the guidelines at your school. Communicate clearly and openly with administrators about your plan.
  2. Find an Advisor! Identify a staff member who has proven to support neurodiversity and students who learn differently to advise your club. It could be a teacher, counselor, advocate, librarian, or someone in a different role. Tip: Find co-advisors for extra support.
  3. Pick a location! Work with your club advisor to find a meeting place for your club. Pick a comfortable meeting spot that is easy to find. The meeting location could be your advisor’s classroom, a library meeting room, an outdoor grassy area, or other location—post signs and posters to help guide people.
  4. Advertise & Get Food! Make an outreach plan to raise awareness about your club and activities. You can advertise through school bulletin announcements, flyers, social media, word-of-mouth, classroom announcements, or cross-club collaboration. Also, find a way to provide free food to increase attendance!
  5. Hold Your First Meeting! Be sure to start every meeting with introductions - name, year, pronouns, etc. At the first meeting, consider starting with discussing what drew people to the group and why they feel it’s important.

Feeling stuck? Schedule time with a member of the national team to get support.

Club Resources

Starting a club on your campus is an enriching experience, and we're here to provide you with the necessary tools, training, and support you need. When you sign up, you'll take on a leadership role that can adapt to your club's unique goals. We believe in promoting "leaderful movements," where leadership is collaborative and inclusive, and all members can become leaders, advocates, and those who prefer working behind the scenes. If you're between 16 and 26, identify as neurodivergent or have a learning difference, and are enrolled at a high school, college, or university that can host your club, you have the power to effect change. Join us in celebrating neurodiversity, taking action, and making a difference! Register your club today.

Contact the National Team

Have questions about our club network or can't find what you need? We would love to hear from you. Click here to reach out to us and someone on our team will get back to you!

Find a Club Near You

The ND Alliance has chapters in schools across the United States. Don't see your school?
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