The TAPDINTO-STEM Alliance is committed to increasing the success of students with disabilities in post-secondary education and their transition to the STEM workforce.

Below, you will find resources to increase your knowledge and support for our alliance’s mission and SWD in STEM!

Faculty Mentor Manual

TAPDINTO-STEM Mentoring Model

The primary intervention of TAPDINTO-STEM is Bridge Peer Mentoring for students with disabilities by peers and STEM faculty and professionals. Additionally, National electronic mentoring will complement the Bridge Peer Mentoring Model.

Learn more from the Faculty Mentor Cluster Manual


Internship and Research Opportunities

The College of Life Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA is offering a Visiting Summer Undergraduate Researcher Program on Neurodivergent Undergraduate Students in STEM.

Students will engage in a research study on the self-concept of neurodivergent undergraduate students in STEM. The study focuses on developing a quantitative scale to measure academic self-concept as a neurodivergent undergraduate student in STEM, as well as studying the sociocultural contexts within which neurodivergent students develop their beliefs on their neurodivergence and how their neurodivergence relates to their learning in STEM.

The 10-week program will run from May 20 – July 26, 2024.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of February 26, 2024. Final submission deadline is March 25, 2024.

Click here for more information on the program, eligibility requirements, and application information.

The University of Connecticut’s Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation is hosting an internship initiative through their Neuro-Inclusive Candidate Network (NCN) for the summer of 2024.

NCN helps neurodivergent and autistic college students and recent graduates attain full-time careers by providing educational content to help with job search and making connections to inclusive employers through internship and job postings.

This initiative has partnered with highly rated, national companies looking for 30-35 neurodivergent students to fill internships this summer!

Applications are now live! Click here to join the NCN to be considered for this opportunity!

View the Recruitment Flyer

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Educators and Mentors



The TAPDINTO-STEM Alliance, in partnership with University of Washington’s DO-IT Center, hosted a nationwide panel and discussion regarding best practices and helpful tips for mentoring postsecondary students with disabilities.

View the Mentoring Webinar on YouTube

Visit DO-IT’s YouTube page for additional media or their website for more information.

Hosted by TAPDINTO-STEM’s West Coast Hub Lead Scott Bellman with presentations from Mountain Hub Student and Faculty Coordinator Dr. Jade Metzger with an overview of the Transparency in Teaching and Learning (TILT) method and Northeast Hub Lead Dr. Andrew Buck with a discussion on tips for engaging Neurodivergent learners.

View the Webinar on YouTube

Learn About Working with STEM Faculty on Increasing Accessibility and Universal Design

Informal results of the “Accessibility Cafe” pilot project indicate that interactive sessions can be a promising tool for building faculty skills for enhancing the accessibility of their course materials. Learn how to host these guided, department-focused events, where faculty gather with colleagues to learn about and fix low-level accessibility issues in their course materials. Faculty leave with the know-how to continue making incremental progress and feel more confident in continuing to make fixes on their own. The Accessibility Cafe framework can be easily adapted for multiple focal topics in accessibility, universal design, and other inclusive teaching practices.

Presented by Mary-Colleen Jenkins, Instruction Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington Accessible Technologies.

View the Webinar on YouTube

Advocacy and Disability Rights

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The Association on Higher Education and Disability is the leading professional membership association for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities in higher ed.

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects People with Disabilities from Discrimination.

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The National Council on Disability is an independent federal agency committed to disability policy leadership.

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