Services for Students with Disabilities



Pathways to Recovery

Students for Recovery is sponsoring a new monthly peer-led meeting called Pathways to Recovery, which is designed to recognize and honor all students in recovery. Students that could benefit from attending this meeting are those who identify as being in recovery from drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, mental illness, trauma, and various other recovery identities. 

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Accessibility | Canvas Project

The University of Michigan is committed to supporting those with accessibility needs. U-M and other campuses are working with the Canvas vendor to ensure it meets the needs of assistive technology users.

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Resources for Students with Disabilities | AffordableCollegesOnline.org

With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. Below, find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.


Jessie Ridley Foundation Scholarship

The Jessie Ridley Scholarship is typically awarded to six to seven students in amounts ranging from $200 to $2,000. All application materials must be submitted to Services for Students with Disabilities by September 15, 2015.  

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Wesley Smith Memorial Award

The Wesley Smith Memorial Award is an annual award available to all undergraduate and graduate students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each year, one recipient will receive a $500 cash award in recognition of curricular and co-curricular success at the University of Michigan.  


Saul and Shirley Lederer Merit Award

Two merit scholarships have been established by Saul and Shirley Lederer to honor their grandson Adam Miller. This award is offered to students who have hearing, visual, and mobility disabilities. Two recipients are chosen annually for awards of $1,000 each.


Excited? Stressed? Welcome to College!

Having a mentor – someone with experience —can ease some of the stress and help you feel comfortable in your new role as a University of Michigan student.


Be an SSD Mentor - make a difference!

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is seeking returning students (sophomores and above) to serve as mentors to first-year and transfer students with disabilities.


Where’s the Outrage When Colleges Discriminate Against Students With Disabilities? - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

July 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. As we celebrate the accomplishments of that law, let’s not forget that while colleges have embraced efforts to promote diversity and the rights of people of color, women, and LGBTQ students and faculty, they have fought a less noticed war against disability rights. In the past, a good deal of the march toward the Americans With Disabilities Act was driven by activism and lawsuits brought by college students against their administrations — even while administrators were lobbying to eviscerate such legislation.


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