NYU Connections ASD Program
NYU Connections ASD is a free and optional program for autistic NYU students dedicated to promoting student success by promoting a culture of acceptance and belonging. The program focuses on recognizing and building on each student's unique strengths and providing opportunities to connect with other neurodiverse NYU students through group meetings and projects. NYU Connections ASD also provides training and resources for faculty and administrators on topics related to neurodiversity.
NYU Connections ASD has three main components:
One-on-one weekly meetings
One-on-one weekly meetings between students and Moses CSD staff members to provide students an opportunity to consistently check-in about the joys and challenges of life as an NYU student in a friendly and relaxed environment. Topics might include academics, daily living, campus life, and social life. The meetings are conversation-based, and the student is in control of what they would like to discuss.
Peer group meetings
Peer group meetings provide an opportunity for students to build supportive relationships with fellow autistic students and to learn about valuable resources. Group meetings also foster an opportunity for discussions with guest speakers who provide students with a range of practical advice for navigating the University, achieving academic success, and connecting with the broader autistic community.
Public events aimed at providing support for neurodiverse students and educating the NYU community on issues relating to neurodiversity and student success.