Neurodiversity Support Center

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NMC's Neurodiversity Support Center (NSC) supports neurodiverse students in making a smooth transition from high school to college while developing skills needed in the workplace. Neurodiversity encompasses a range of learning differences, often including but not limited to anxiety, autism, ADHD and OCD.

These services are beyond the accommodations required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and offered by NMC's Disability Support Services. You are not required to have a formal diagnosis to work with the Neurodiversity Support Center, located in Scholars Hall 13 (lower level) on NMC's Front Street campus.

Drop in

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Students who are accepted to the program must have a case open with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) or their home state's equivalent, and will receive the following:

  • Weekly one-on-one meetings with the coordinator, intern, or success coach
  • Weekly seminar focusing on self-advocacy and workplace readiness training
  • Tutoring, focused writing and math support
  • Organized social events
  • Increased communication between students and instructors, staff, and parents.
  • Coaches and peer mentors who help neurodiverse students become successful self-advocates.

Nancy Gray and a studentNancy GrayYou can find more detailed information about the supports provided by the NSC here: Neurodiversity Support Services. Request a meeting by emailing NSC Coordinator Nancy Gray at