Who is it for?
This Neurodiversity Cafe is a space for staff and students at Kent who identify as neurodivergent (that is, who have or may have autism, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, Tourette's) to get to know one another and share their experiences of neurodivergence at university. You are welcome to bring friends as well.
Will staff and students sit together?
There will be separate tables for staff to meet and discuss, and for students to sit together, so everyone can speak to peers freely about what it's like for them to work and study at Kent.
Do we have to stay the whole time?
You are welcome to drop in for a short while or stay for the full two hours - come and go as suits you. It's an informal event for people to move around and join in with discussions or not as they feel comfortable.
What will the environment be like?
The venue has step free access and there won't be any music, with background noise at a minimum. Stim toys will be available at each table, and to take away afterwards. There will be a mix of hard backed chairs and comfy armchairs, with some seating around tables and some at the edge to enable quiet breaks from interacting at tables. Accessible toilets are on the same floor.
Are refreshments provided?
Teas, coffees, juice, water and some sweet treats will be provided (gluten free and vegan available on request). If you'd like to ensure your specific dietary requirements will be met, please email EqualityAndDiversity@kent.ac.uk by Wednesday 8 March.
Any other questions or suggestions?
Please email EqualityAndDiversity@kent.ac.uk and we'll respond as soon as we can.
Booking is not required, but it is helpful if you could reserve your place via the Eventbrite link as this helps us cater appropriately.