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2023 Mental Health Summit: Embracing Neurodiversity

Thursday, April 6 at 9:30am to 2:30pm

SU 2.602 (Galaxy Rooms)

Join the Student Counseling Center and the Center for Students in Recovery for presentations and panel discussions focused on affirming and celebrating neurodiversity on campus. 
We will also highlight campus resources, including the Student Counseling Center, Center for Students in Recovery, the Student Wellness Center, the  AccessAbility Resource Center, & SOAR.

The keynote presentation will feature UTD student organization For Autistic Empowerment (FAE).

Refreshments available while supplies last!

For questions regarding programming and accessibility, please email

To attend virtually, please follow this link to register:



9:30am                     Welcome

9:45am-10:30am     Keynote, Neurodiversity: Anti-Ableism Autism Advocacy
                                   For Autistic Empowerment 


10:40am-11:10am     Creating Accessible, Inclusive, and Sensory Friendly Spaces at UTD
                                     Erin Schrader, PhD

11:15am-11:45am     ADHD/Autism in Adult Women- Underrepresented and Misdiagnosed
                                     Rachel Enloe, LPC and Katie Niehus, PsyD 


12:15pm-12:45pm     Using DBT Skills to Support Self-Reliance and Self-Advocacy
                          Samreen Khondker, PsyD and Kay Solomon, LMSW

12:45pm-1:15pm      Campus Resources
                                    Student Wellness Center 
                                    AccessAbility Resource Center 


1:25pm-2:10pm      Student Panel
                                  For Autistic Empowerment 

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.