SPNIE – Students Promoting Neurodiverse Inclusion and Equity


Co-Presidents Maegan Cremer & Patrick Haley
Co-Treasurers Katherine James Chloe LaRochelle
Faculty Advisor Dr. Maria Bruzzone

Welcome to Students Promoting Neurodiverse Inclusion and Equity!

We define neurodiversity as any condition in which there are differences in neurological or psychological functioning will have impacts on the lives of us and our patients. This can include but are not limited to conditions such as migraine, epilepsy, ADHD, dyslexia, depression, and anxiety.

We seek to foster a safe environment for education, advocacy, and support of neurodiversity and disability in healthcare professionals. This includes dispelling the stigma of neurodiversity and disability, increasing awareness and visibility of neurodiversity in healthcare professionals, supporting and guiding neurodiverse students through their professional training, as well as cultivating a practice of advocacy in all members.


Are you a member of the neurodivergent/disabled community?

Join the private SPNIE slack page! DM or contact an officer to be added

We hope to foster an inclusive, supportive, and positive disability culture in our community!

Monthly Tea Time with Maegan Cremer (MS3/GS1)

One of the neurodivergent/disabled founders, for relaxation, connecting with peers, and answering questions the best she can. Day and time will be announced on the MCC calendar, location revealed upon email request and in the closed slack channel to maintain privacy.

Personal Statement Swap or Review

Extra help with personal statements for NBME accommodations


Peer-Peer Mentorship/Big-Little matching throughout the year

Neurodivergent/Disabled Faculty Mentorship Coming soon!


Upcoming Programming!

  1. Discussion of mental health and pregnancy testimonials
  2. Processing disorder simulation
  3. Lunch Q&A with peers
  4. How to face ableism in the clinic


Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022: TBD

Join our lunch series in collaboration with NAMI, PsychIG, and SIGN to celebrate the special talents and skills neurodiverse people have to offer, to educate others about neurodiversity, and to connect neurodiverse students with resources and mentors.