Neurodiversity Support Advising
Are you an incoming student? Apply for NICE Week!
Neurodiversity Immersive Campus Experience (NICE) Week is a free UCalgary initiative to help incoming first-year undergraduate students who self-identify as neurodiverse. From Aug. 2 – 5, 2022, this experience provides students with a supportive environment in their transition from high school to university.
The Neurodiversity Support Advisor (NSA) can help students accessing student wellness support and support students on the autism spectrum, including navigating on and off campus resources.
- The NSA provides support to students on the Autism Spectrum as well as students without a documented diagnosis. We will never ask you to disclose or prove your diagnosis.
- If you have been diagnosed with a disability (with or without documentation), please visit Student Accessibility Services (SAS) for more information on services and supports related to accomodations.
There is no cost to access services provided by the NSA or any medical or mental health support provided at Student Wellness Services.
Jess Lopez is the Neurodiversity Support Advisor at Student Wellness Services.
You are not required to bring anything to your appointment, however your UCID card may be helpful if you would like to access additional services discussed in your appointment.
In 1-2 business days, the NSA will contact you to schedule an appointment. Appointments can only be booked and confirmed by email from the NSA.
Appointments are typically available 4-5 business days from the date you have been contacted by the NSA.
Once your appointment is booked you will be sent an email confirmation that also includes a link that you must follow and complete required forms. Usually the day prior to your appointment the NSA will email you the appointment link that you will access at your scheduled appointment time.