About Us

As a newly formed Employee Resource Group (ERG), the Neurodiversity Network provides a safe and supportive environment for people to share their experiences and learn about resources and support available at UNT. This group replaces the Spectrum Support & Self-Advocacy group, which was originally created as a faculty affinity group.

Mission

The Neurodiversity Professional Network advocates for employee success by championing equity and increasing accessibility, while contributing to UNT’s strategic goals. Through education, advocacy, and promotion, we strive to improve work environments by reducing stigma and creating opportunities for faculty and staff who have neurodivergent identities.

Vision

The Neurodiversity Professional Network envisions a University of North Texas community where everyone values and celebrates neurodiversity. We are committed to a transformed work environment that supports and empowers the unique minds of neurodivergent individuals to contribute to UNT’s mission and goals.

What is Neurodiversity?

The term neurodiversity refers to variations in neurocognitive function, in other words, the diversity of human minds. It means that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, and other neurological differences are the result of normal, natural variations – they are not abnormal, bad, or pathological.