Shirley LeRoy established the LeRoy Family Fund for Neurodiversity at the School of Education to fund the planning and development of an innovative educational model for teaching credential candidates, helping them to remove instructional barriers to learning so that all their students, including those who are neurodivergent, will be able to thrive and succeed.
Neurodiversity refers to the infinite range of differences in individual human brain function and behavioral traits. While everyone’s brain develops similarly, no two brains function just alike. Being neurodivergent means having a brain that works differently from the average or “neurotypical” person. Neurodiversity embraces the idea that neurological differences like autism, ADHD, and dyslexia are natural human variations that have benefits.
Watch the video of LeRoy sharing her story about why this work is personal to her, and the changes she hopes her gift will make. You can help make a difference as well with a gift to the LeRoy Family Fund for Neurodiversity.