Work-Integrated Learning for Neurodiverse Students

Transforming work-integrated learning towards neuro-inclusive change. 

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Share your story

Join the neuro-inclusion movement and show that neurodivergent students can and do thrive at UCalgary. Share your WIL experiences with us to empower fellow neurodivergent students.

Neurodiversity support across campus

The WIL ND Initiative builds on other important activities that support equitable pathways for neurodivergent students. Find other neuro-inclusive services across campus. 

Neurodiversity Support Office

Looking for 1-on-1 support? As part of Student Wellness Services, the Neurodiversity Support office offers individual advising sessions on an appointment or drop-in and neurodiversity workshops and education.

Neurodiversity Support Office

Student Accessibility Services

Need accommodations in your coursework? Students registered with Student Accessibility Services can activate accommodations on a per course basis. 

Student Accessibility Services

Centre for Career & Personal Development

Want support on planning and growing your career? The Centre for Career & Personal Development provides career advising, a life design program, and career fairs to connect you with industry and community partners.

Centre for Career and Personal Development

Student Success Centre

Interested in academic support? The Student Success Centre offers prospective, open studies, undergraduate and graduate students at all levels opportunities to develop their academic skills through inclusive resources, workshops, and appointments.

Student Success Centre

Neuro-inclusion news at UCalgary

Read about neuro-inclusion already happening across campus.

Samiha Hoque sits with her laptop at the Taylor Institute for teaching and learning

Class of 2024: Community builder seized every student life opportunity

Faculty of science grad Samiha Hoque took on a cause close to her heart as a student partner to the WIL ND Initiative.

Greta Heathcote at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

Be curious: Supporting neurodivergence in the workplace

Associate director of the WIL ND Initiative Greta Heathcote discusses her personal motivations for supporting neuro-inclusion in the workplace.

Dr. Kristen Gillespie Lynch, PhD at the taylor institute for teaching and learning

A conversation with Dr. Kristen Gillespie Lynch, PhD

Neurodiversity advocate and research Dr. Kristen Gillespie Lynch names solidarity as the key to system change for the neurodiversity movement.

Other resources


Hosted by NICE or the neurodiversity Immersive Campus Experience team, NICE days are a two-day campus experience for oncoming undergraduate students who identify as neurodivergent.

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Azrieli Accelerator

The Azrieli Accelerator supports transdisciplinary teams in developing new neurodevelopmental interventions and treatments to enable improved outcomes for children, youth, and adults.

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Experience Catalogue

The experience catalogue is a searchable hub for all different kinds of experiential learning opportunities happening across campus.

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Sinneave Family Foundation

About The Sinneave Family Foundation

The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) works to reduce barriers and facilitate opportunities for autistic youth and adults to live, learn, work and thrive in their communities and to realize their desired futures. Sinneave draws on expertise and experience in innovative program and service development, knowledge sharing and collaborative community activities that generate lasting outcomes.

UCalgary and The Sinneave Family Foundation

Partnering with The Sinneave Family Foundation and learning from their deep expertise, resources and programs will bolster the success and sustainability of work-integrated learning programs and support equitable participation in these programs for neurodiverse students.