I-N-I Members End Fall 2022 Semester on Fun Note

Members of the Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative at an end-of-semester get-together at the Illini Union

Members of the Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative had a great end-of-semester party at the Illini Union with food, games, and crafts as well as a visit from the Girls Next Door A Cappella group on campus. “We appreciate the efforts of Mia Jayes, an undergraduate intern at The Autism Program, for organizing such a fun event,” said Jeanne Kramer, the organization’s director. “Our I-N-I members had a fantastic semester!”



The Autism Program student interns for the Fall 2022 semester
Left to right, front row: Marlee Fradin, Caitlyn Hoover, Abbie Keasler, and Liz Gremer; back row, Priscilla Espinoza Castillo, Mia Jayes, Alexa Mendoza, Lauren Torres-Turnage, and Debbie Jovanovic.

TAP Welcomes Fall 2022 Student Interns

The Autism Program welcomed its Fall 2022 interns on Aug. 24 at Christopher Hall, where the semester's first Research Internship class (HDFS 294) took place. Throughout the course, these students will work individually or in a small group with a faculty member who is engaged in research.

The Illinois Alma Mater statue with a blue cap and gown and orange sash

Program to Support Freshmen at Illinois with Autism

June 24, 2022

Starting in the Fall 2022 semester, the Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative pilot program will offer incoming Illinois freshmen with autism spectrum disorder the opportunity to participate in a new program providing wide-ranging support that will help them succeed at college and beyond. "The question I get most often from parents is: 'What does the U. of I. have to offer students with autism?" said Jeanne Kramer, director of The Autism Program on campus. "Everyone agrees the need is there, and now we're at a point where we can do something about it."

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