Neurodiversity Resources for Students

Neurodiversity Resources and Supports for Students with Disabilities 

What is Neurodiversity? 

Neurodiversity refers to a range of brain differences that can affect processing, learning, and behavior.  Neurodivergent is a term used when an individual's brain functions differently in one or more ways than what is considered typical.  Students with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and some psychological disorders may identify as neurodivergent.  Neurodivergent learners often respond differently to traditional teaching methods.

Both neurodivergent and neurotypical students have strengths and challenges that they encounter in the learning process.  The Learning Commons is equipped to meet the academic support needs of all students, including neurodivergent learners, students with mental health concerns, or physical disabilities.

Supports for Neurodivergent Students in the Learning Commons

Academic Success Resources & Tools

Other Important Campus Resources

Contact Information for Accommodations Support Specialists 

Questions?  Contact one of our accommodations support specialists:

Jennie Nicodem: nicodemj@cod.edu 

Bridget Clarke: clarkeb72@cod.edu

Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Call: (630) 942-3940
Email: learningcommons@cod.edu 

Learning Commons Hours of Operation

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339
Email: mathassistancearea@cod.edu

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355
Email: wrsa@cod.edu

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686
Email: tutoring@cod.edu