Services for Students with Disabilities

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: 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.

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. 

Pathways to Recovery flyer

Resources for Students with Disabilities |

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.