Disability & Ability Status Diversity
College is a time when many of our abilities are put to the test. For those with disabilities, the rigors of college can be especially challenging. For students with learning disabilities, few will ever see how much time and energy ends up going into completing assignments or keeping up with coursework. Students with physical disabilities overcome daily obstacles involved in attending classes and traveling to and across campus. Students with psychological conditions must balance the tasks of appropriately caring for themselves and managing symptoms while keeping up with the many academic demands before them. Members of Deaf communities, people who use wheelchairs, and many many others with unique needs and abilities will face the many challenges of pursuing a degree.
While some students will arrive at the UO with years of experience working with a disability, others have only recently been diagnosed and are still adjusting to their experiences. With every new situation, there are new challenges to be confronted and the Counseling Center at the UCTC is here to help. Below are online resources organized by type of concern or community. For information on obtaining academic accommodations, please contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC) on campus. To talk with a counselor about getting started at the UCTC, please call (541) 346-3227.
UO OrgSync: this is a great resource for finding opportunities to connect with others. It contains a searchable database containing most the different student organizations offered at UO currently. It's also organized alphabetically or by subject.
AEC Resources List: the AEC houses an extensive list of local, online, and national resources that we won't try to reproduce here. Check it out!
Additude: Strategies & Support for ADHD & LD
Best Colleges.com: Online resources for students with disabilities
Psych Central: ADHD and Depression
Healthine: ADHD and Anxiety
Autism Society: Living with Autism
Apps and Communication Help: for people with autism spectrum conditions
Guide to College Student Mental Health