Summer Hours (July 1 – August 15)

On Campus Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Virtual Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 AM-5 PM

CLOSED Fridays

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

To reach us virtually Monday through Thursday 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.

We provide services for all Neurodivergent students at Bellevue College, which means that even if you are not yet part of the full cohort program, we are here for you! See the All Neurodivergent Students at BC page for more information.

To enroll in the full program, you must first meet the College admission requirements and then 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. Currently enrolled students please see our Current Student page for available supports. Incoming students and currently enrolled students wishing to join the full program, we look forward to seeing you at our Q&A Sessions starting in January 2025!

For more information, see Program Information and view the video on our Information Session page. Please note that we are unable to provide individual meetings outside of our process due to limited staff availability.

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.

Recent News:

What to Know about Bellevue College’s Neurodiversity Navigators Program

Destiny Valencia Jun 10, 2024 Updated Jun 21, 2024 Bellevue College offers a resource aimed at neurodivergent students — the Neurodiversity Navigators program — that offers specialized courses and peer mentors to help students with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more excel while attending the college, according to a release from the school. BC's Neurodiversity Navigators program was among the first resources ...more about What to Know about Bellevue College’s Neurodiversity Navigators Program

The College Fix: Colleges Expand Support

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