Services for Students with Disabilities

What is Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching is a working partnership that focuses on the process of learning. Together with a professional coach, students examine their learning styles, habits of working, and current difficulties or barriers to success. Then together this team (coach and student) works to create and put in place more effective strategies. Students registered with SSD should see an academic coach for help with: 

  • Individualized learning strategies
  • Study habits
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Task breakdown
  • Goal setting
  • Self-advocacy

PASS | Peer Assisted Study Sessions Start Sept 9th!

These facilitated sessions help students develop learning strategies, establish healthy study habits, and cultivate self-advocacy. The Fall 2018 schedule begins the week of September 9th in the Shapiro Library, Room 2124.

  • Sundays, 1-4pm
  • Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 1-4pm
  • Thursdays, 10am-12pm
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Six-Word Lessons on Females with Asperger Syndrome - Growing Up Autistic

Endorsed by leading Asperger syndrome expert, Dr. Tony Attwood, Six-Word Lessons on Female Asperger Syndrome gives you 100 honest, pointed lessons written by a woman with Asperger syndrome. Under the radar well into her thirties, the author illustrates little-known behavioral differences indicative of male and female Asperger syndrome, early signs for detection, coping strategies, diagnosis and more.


U-M Computer Showcase: Livescribe 3 Smartpen

With the Livescribe 3 smartpen and the Livescribe mobile app, simply write on paper and watch it instantly appear on your tablet or smartphone. With just a few taps of your finger, notes become more useful when they are tagged, organized, searchable, converted to text and used in your favorite apps.


CAPS: Introduction to Mindfulness - KORU

Feeling stressed? Interested in learning about mindful relaxation techniques? 

Koru is an evidence-based stress management program out of Duke University specially designed for university students. Koru teaches meditation and mindfulness techniques that facilitate relaxation, self-compassion, and calm.

For more information and to schedule a pre-group meeting contact Emily Porter, eporter@umich.edu, or Karin Arizala karizala@umich.edu.



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