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Welcome to UISDAA!

UI Students for Disability Advocacy & Awareness (UISDAA, we pronounce the acronym as "YOOSE-duh"), primarily an organization both by and for disabled students and their allies, works to raise critical disability awareness on campus, provide a community and supportive space for students with disabilities, and promote disability justice on campus for the success and safety of disabled students. We do this by providing both disabled students and allies alike with ample opportunities to acquire knowledge about disability, develop their leadership and advocacy skills, and create tangible changes surrounding disability-related issues at the university level.

University Resources

Resources on Disability

If you are searching for resources on disability, either to learn more about your own disability or to research for a project, the Director of the Main Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Department, Janalyn Moss, organized a variety of resources on disability available through the UI Libraries.

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Disabled and Proud (UISDAA)

Student Disability Services

Head on over to Student Disability Services to apply for accommodations, learn more about campus resources, and receive academic coaching.

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University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services offers individual therapy sessions for students, along with group therapy with specific groups relating to issues such as ADHD and Chronic Health.

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Campus Accessibility Map

To help facilitate an easier route throughout the UIowa campus, check out this map detailing accessibility features like accessible parking, Cambus stops, and sidewalk grades.

Accessibility Map
Navigating Student Disability Services

Guide to Accommodations

Student Disability Services (SDS) has a lot to offer students. To make things a bit easier, check out this guide to SDS and its services such as accommodations, academic navigation, transportation, and more.

Guide to SDS
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Accessibility Resources at the Library

The Main Library offers a variety of resources such as quiet study rooms (for both individuals and groups) and various items from noise-dampening headphones to weighted lap pads!

Guide to Resources

Advocacy & Awareness

University Events & News

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Women's Basketball Game Viewing Party

Sunday, March 3, 2024 11:30am to 3:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join CAB & the CRP to cheer on the Hawks for Senior Day on Sunday, March 3. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. in the IMU Hawkeye Room, enjoy snacks and be entered to win one of three grand prizes. Go Hawks!
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Success, Not Excess

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Westlawn
Supporting Students Desiring a Change Success, Not Excess provides a small, safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through reducing alcohol and other drug use. Meetings are provided by the UI Collegiate Recovery Program. For more information, please visit our website. This is not a treatment group and will not...
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Let's Talk, Hawks!

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Let's Talk, Hawks! is a drop-in service offered by the University Counseling Service (UCS) typically at various campus locations. It provides you with mental health knowledge and skills through tabling activities and an opportunity to have an informal, brief conversation with a UCS therapist. You can learn mental health skills and resources, share your mental health concerns, work on problem solving together, or ask questions about counseling and UCS. Let’s Talk, Hawks! are: Open to all...
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Connection & Resilience Workshop

Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00pm to 1:30pm
University Capitol Centre
The UI Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is offering a four-week workshop based on Brené Brown's Connections Curriculum. The goal of this workshop is to examine the roles of shame, resilience and empathy and the impacts on how they view themselves and their relationships. This interactive workshop will include group discussions, opportunities to practice coping strategies and selected readings from Brené Brown. Brené Brown's Connections Curriculum, is a multifaceted approach, developed to...
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Success, Not Excess

Thursday, February 29, 2024 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Supporting Students Desiring a Change Success, Not Excess provides a small, safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through reducing alcohol and other drug use. Meetings are provided by the UI Collegiate Recovery Program. For more information, please visit our website. This is not a treatment group and will not...
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Let's Talk, Hawks!

Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Let's Talk, Hawks! is a drop-in service offered by the University Counseling Service (UCS) typically at various campus locations. It provides you with mental health knowledge and skills through tabling activities and an opportunity to have an informal, brief conversation with a UCS therapist. You can learn mental health skills and resources, share your mental health concerns, work on problem solving together, or ask questions about counseling and UCS. Let’s Talk, Hawks! consultations are:...
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UISDAA's Discord server holds a lively community here to support you in your college career and day-to-day life.

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