Top Stories

Neurodiversity gaining attention on college campuses
Campus News, News, Top Stories

Neurodiversity gaining attention on college campuses

By KEVIN HARTUNGPima Post Many of us know someone with autism, Tourette syndrome, ADHD or dyslexia.  These disorders belong to a group of disabilities known as neurodiverse conditions. Currently, these students are not being served as well as they could be at many colleges and universities nationwide, including Pima Community College. Getting accurate statistics on neurodiverse students presents a problem even at PCC. Ken Hosto, director of PCC’s Access and Disability Resources, in an email response, confirms that often students in need of ADR services fail to register with the ADR office. “Something unique to students who have neurodiversities, rather than those who have physical disabilities, is that their disability is often hidden, meaning it is not obvious to others th...