Services for Students with Disabilities

Guidelines for Accessible COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Sites

Over 20% of individuals report a disability. These people often struggle with health inequities and poor health care access. Many of these barriers are addressable through simple steps.  Providing an avenue for patients to communicate accessibility challenges and request accommodations prior to their appointment will help these individuals obtain their COVID-19 tests and vaccines equitably upon arrival.


Giving to SSD

Want to support SSD in its various endeavors? The following funding areas are set up to encourage the growth and involvment of students with disabilities at the University. Donate today!

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505 South State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045

8 AM - 5 PM, Mon. - Fri.

(734) 763-3000

(734) 615-4461 (TDD)

(734) 619-6661 (VP)

(734) 936-3947


SSD Newsletters & Summaries

New Director of SSD

The University of Michigan’s Student Life office and Michigan Medicine have selected Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS as the Interim Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Alfred Kellam, PhD, who has been serving as Interim Director of SSD since January 2019, will retire from the University on September 30. Dr. Okanlami’s one-year appointment takes effect July 1, 2020.

Additionally, Dr. Okanlami will assume the role of Director of Adaptive Sports, a newly established unit within Student Life.

Dr. Okanlami, affectionately referred to as “Dr. O” is currently an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition, he is the Director of Adaptive Sports in Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine and Performance (MCHAMP) at Michigan Medicine. He will retain his faculty appointment at the Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine, but the UM Adaptive Sports Program will move to the Division of Student Life, with Dr. Okanlami as the Director.

The collaborative partnership between Student Life and Michigan Medicine will enhance and augment programs established via SSD as well as raise awareness throughout the university and community of disability and DEI challenges and solutions.