Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities Student Advisory Board

Mission: The purpose of the Services for Students with Disabilities Student Advisory Board is to provide advice and support in advancing the overall mission of SSD.

Membership: Any student registered with SSD is eligible.

How to join: Once a year applications are sent to all our students. However, membership can occur throughout the year.

For more information: Contact Charlotte O'Connor (choconno) or Stuart Segal, (sssegal)

SSD Student Advisory Board members (2013)

The Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Advisory Boards (DEISABs) | Student Life

The Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Advisory Boards (DEISABs) will ensure student engagement in and provide student feedback on the implementation and assessment of the University of Michigan’s DEI Strategic Plan.  Each cohort of the DEISAB will be convened monthly by the Vice President for Student Life and the Dean of Students.  At these meetings, institutional and unit DEI Leads will present their DEI initiatives, seek broad student perspective and insight, and work to identify any gaps.


Welcome to Service Dog Central | Service Dog Central

Service Dog Central is a community of service dog partners and trainers working together to bring you our combined knowledge about service dogs. Our goal is to bring you the latest, most accurate, most useful information about service dogs available anywhere. Whether you are a person with a disability wanting to meet other service dog handlers or a fourth grader working on a school project, we want to make exploring the world of service dogs inviting and easy.


Autism Spectrum: Self-Advocacy Group | CAPS

This U-M group is for students who identify as having Asperger’s, identify as being on the autism spectrum, or who are in the process of exploring autism spectrum issues. The group is a safe, confidential, and empowering space for students to get support, strengthen self-advocacy skills, and discuss common concerns.

Interested in joining? Email Aki Kawamoto, PhD, at CAPS: akawamo@umich.edu to schedule a group orientation appointment. 


A Guide for College Students With Psychiatric Disabilities

According to the latest statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 43.8 million Americans, or 18.5% of the national population, experience mental illness every year. Mental illness is a broad term defined by the Mayo Clinic as any disorder that affects one’s mood, thinking, or behavior. When mental illness influences family life, work, education, and other aspects day-to-day life, the condition is known as a psychiatric disability.


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