Support UNT Neurodiversity Network
UNT Neurodiversity Network comprises of six existing student supports at UNT. These programs support students in obtaining degrees, gaining skills for independent living, developing self-management, gaining employment (both pre- and post-graduation) and enhancing their overall “college” experience. Five out of the six services are housed in the College of Health and Public Service.
UNT ENGAGE (Embracing Neurodiverse Groups in Academics and Gainful Employment) – serves neurodivergent students enrolled at UNT with reaching their academic and vocational goals through person-centered planning and intensive individualized services. Students participate in assessment and planning meetings to identify personal, academic, and vocational goals. Established with support from President Smatresk in 2017 and currently housed in UNT WISE. This program has served 26 students since the 2019-2020 school year and continues to grow. UNT ENGAGE has funding from the Texas Workforce Commission-Vocational Rehabilitation Services and from a private donor. Contact us at email@example.com
UNT EPIC (Empowering Personal Interactions in the Community) – Beginning in Fall 2020, UNT EPIC provides organized social, philanthropic, and learning opportunities for neurotypical and neurodivergent adults ages 18+. This program has replaced Tuesday Night Flights (TNF) which was created in 2014 as a student support program and then became a student organization. UNT EPIC has funding from a private donation from a Private Donor ($120,00 over three years) and is housed in the HPS Dean’s Office. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle Chat – a peer support group for neurotypical and neurodivergent students where they can discuss what is on their minds in a safe and protected environment with fellow students who are understanding and supportive. Eagle Chat was established in 2018 and is run by volunteers from the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, UNT Libraries and UNT ENGAGE. Contact us at email@example.com
Perspectives of Communication Social Skills Group – provides social communication intervention through individual and group services. All services focus on improving and enhancing speech, language, and social skill deficits that may be present. The group is informative, interactive, and fun; and is a non-confrontational environment helping members learn to understand what social thinking is and why it is important. The group activities focus on how to self-evaluate and how to repair unsuccessful communicative interactions. This group was established in 2018 and is housed in the UNT Speech and Hearing Center. Contact us at Stacy.Nunnelee@unt.edu
UNT WELL Clinic – UNTWELL provides individual and group counseling, vocational evaluations, and adjunctive therapy services to students. The clinic operates during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters providing free, weekly appointments for clients desiring long-term counseling. Services are provided by graduate students completing their practicum for a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. UNTWELL is housed in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services and is located in Chilton 134. Contact us at UNTWELL@unt.edu