TO SERVE & TO RESPECT ALL BRAINS.
STAND is a student focused and student led program that plans and arranges all of our events around constant feedback from neurodiverse students at UCLA. While there is currently no program or facility at UCLA that caters to the social and emotional well-being of neurodiverse students, we collaborate with experienced programs on campus such as the Center for Accessible Education (CAE), the Bruin Resource Center (BRC), and ResLife. STAND is proud of be the first program that caters to these needs and has hosted social events for neurodiverse students, RA trainings, and is in planning to present a training for UCLA professionals/faculty. Moreover, STAND volunteers are currently being trained as peer coaches through the BRC GRIT program so that they can be dual trained in both neurodiversity and peer coaching for next year’s pilot program in mentoring neurodiverse students.