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Neurodiversity Allies


Neurodiversity Allies (NDA) is a student organization that connects RUSH students with individuals who have intellectual and developmental differences (IDD) on the RUSH hospital campus and in the community. Students participate in social hospital visits and community social gatherings (e.g. Special Olympics) to support people with IDD. NDA also holds educational events on campus to inform members about issues related to the healthcare needs of people with IDD.

Contact Information

Treasurer: Nicholas Petrus

Events Coordinator: Maddy Burds 

Advisor: Anne Hoffman, PhD, CCC-SLP,  Associate Professor, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences