The Neurodiversity Center (B131) is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM for all neurodivergent Bellevue College students. (Faculty and staff are also welcome!) We are operating virtually on Fridays.

To reach us virtually Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, you can email, text, or chat with us on Teams.

For our students’ privacy, we are not open to the public. A virtual tour is available online.

Properly worn KF94, KN95, or N95 masks are still required in our space.

When I first considered that I’d be going to college I was a little nervous, but seeing the Neurodiversity Navigators program videos made me feel reassured that I could easily make my way into college and continue on from there.

Incoming First Year Student

As an educational program of the Center for Career Connections as part of the R.I.S.E. Learning Institute, the Neurodiversity Navigators (formerly Autism Spectrum Navigators) program offers educational opportunities along with individualized advocacy and access services for Neurodivergent Bellevue College students.

Students who have met the College admission requirements must follow the steps on the Future Students page by the deadlines listed, including filling out an application form and meeting with us individually to discuss your interest in the program.

Our mission is to provide educational opportunities to increase self-knowledge that lead to successful academic outcomes in the areas of executive functioning, self-regulation, social interaction, self-advocacy, and career preparation, along with advocacy and access services for neurodivergent students; and to actively promote a campus and community environment of inclusion and understanding of students, faculty and staff with neurological differences.

Note: Program Entry is Summer only. Current students please see our Current Student page for available supports. Incoming students, we look forward to seeing you at our Q&A Sessions starting in January 2024!

For more information, see Program Information and view the video on our Information Session page.

The Neurodiversity Navigators program provides services separate from the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Students are encouraged to contact the DRC and may register with them for accommodations at any time during the year.

Email: asn@bellevuecollege.edu or phone: (425) 564-2764.

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Colleges expand support for people with autism, other developmental disorders ANNA LOFGREN - UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND, JULY 20, 2023 ... Willamette University’s program for “neurodiverse” students, College Access Navigators, or CAN, provides services like peer mentoring with a focus on “collaborative problem solving,” according to a CAN slideshow. Additional services provided by CAN include scheduling ...more about The College Fix: Colleges Expand Support

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