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Celebrating and Supporting Neurodiversity

Celebrating and developing neurodivergent learners.

For almost 40 years, Mitchell College has been recognized as a national leader for our innovative academic support programs benefiting neurodivergent learners, including, but not limited to, students with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.

From the deep levels of support students access through Thames at Mitchell, the Bentsen Learning Center and The Mystic Program to our core support programs including free professional tutoring, writing coaching and holistic, centralized advising, Mitchell College flexes – unlike any other – to the neurodivergent learner’s unique needs.

Preparation for career starts the first year and progresses across all four years.

The Mitchell Ability Model is the anchor for our innovative career model. The skills and abilities that employers consistently seek out are fully integrated into our liberal arts model and taught to competency across the student’s time at Mitchell, giving the edge to neurodivergent and neurotypical thinkers, alike:

  • critical & creative thinking
  • communication
  • diversity & global perspectives
  • information & communication technology literacy
  • analysis & problem solving
  • values, ethics & social responsibility
  • social interaction

Applied experience builds confidence and success.

All along the way, neurodivergent learners are given opportunities to practice these abilities in job shadows, internships, campus leadership and networking with our 50 regional employer partners. Self-discovery, mock interviews, resume building, job search strategies and coaching…it’s a first-year through last-year integrative career development program, preparing neurodivergent students well for engaged citizenship and fulfilling lives.

Support for Neurodivergent learners, Mitchell College


Mitchell College is proud to partner with Neurodiversity Hub, a unique collaboration of students, employers and higher education, working together to create environments and opportunities for neurodivergent young adults to grow and develop to their fullest potential.

Neurodiversity Hub

Support for Neurodivergent learners, Mitchell College

Meet our team of neurodiversity experts dedicated to student success!