Resources for Visible/Invisible Disabilities

Campus Resources

UC Davis Student Disability Center
The Student Disability Center (SDC) is the campus unit designated to receive requests for accommodation, approve services, and coordinate support for students with disabilities to create equitable access to the University’s educational programs.

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services or SHCS provides a wide variety of medical, mental health and wellness services to all registered UC Davis students regardless of insurance coverage. 530-752-2300

  • Medical Visits. Schedule a telephone or virtual visit through the Health-e-Messaging portal to initiate care. Speak with an SHCS nurse during normal business hours or the afterhours nurse advice service by calling 530-752-2349.
  • Mental Health Visits. Counseling Services are available by phone or via secure video conferencing. Schedule an appointment through the Health-e-Messaging portal or by calling 530-752-0871. 
  • Mental Health Crisis Consultation Services are offered via phone consultation or secure video conferencing. Call 530-752-0871 to access these services.

24/7 Advice Nurse 530-752-2349. Available at no cost to all students, regardless of insurance. The Advice Nurse can help you make informed decisions about your situation and direct you to the most appropriate departmental or campus resource.

Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) 
Confidential help for staff and faculty for personal and work related problems.
Rob Starkey - 
(530) 752-2727

Academic Assistance and Tutoring Centers (AATC)
AATC provides academic support to undergraduate students enrolled in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Writing Across the Disciplines. Our professional instructional staff offer classes, workshops and office hours. To support our professional staff and the services offered, AATC hires nearly 300 undergraduate tutors to provide large drop-in service for students enrolled in over 40 math and science courses and over 300 courses in writing across the disciplines.
2205 Dutton Hall

Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR)
Confronts and rejects all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, status within or outside the university or any of the other differences among people which have been excuses for misunderstanding or hatred.
(530) 752-2071 

Disability Issues Administrative Advisory Committee (DIAAC)
Reviews and monitors issues and concerns related to students, staff and faculty with disabilities. Makes recommendations to the Chancellor and administrative staff and submits annual report to the chancellor. 
Joshua Hori - 
(530) 752-3184

Disability Management Services (DMS)
Offers help to faculty and staff when a medical condition interferes with the ability to work. Assists with the individual, plans to help employee return to work, and advises on reasonable accommodations.
Fredna Karneges - 
(530) 752-6008
David Ritz - 
(530) 752-6019

Human Resources – Recruitment Outreach Plan (ROP)
Offers people with disabilities individual counseling on exploring employment at UC Davis. Emphasis on special accommodation needs during the application and selection process. Provides assistance to applicants who self identify as having a disability. 

Occupational Health 
Employee Health Services: Provides campus medical services for industrial injury/illness workers' compensation claims and preventive medical surveillance programs to comply with Federal, State and UC P&P mandates. 
(530) 752-6051 

Staff Affirmative Action & Diversity (SAAD) 
The Staff Affirmative Action/EEO and Diversity Office is a resource to all staff members of the campus community and the communities that surround the campus. It is the charge of this unit to ensure that every individual connected with UC Davis receives fair and equitable treatment and equal opportunities. Our services help to create an environment in which individuals feel included and can be successful.
(530) 752-0530 

  • Women's Resources and Research Center (WRRC) 
    Educational programs, consulting and referrals, newsletter, discussion groups and advocacy for students, staff and faculty. WRRC library houses the Forum on Disability Issues book and video collection, a circulating collection featuring alternative and empowering views of disability. 
    (530) 752-3372
  • Campus FERPA notification
External Resources

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) 
The Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) is an international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.

California Council of the Blind (CCB)
As a statewide membership organization, CCB's mission is to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all Californians who are blind and visually impaired. Through CCB's offices in the Bay Area, Sacramento and Los Angeles, and its 40 local chapters and statewide special interest associations, the Council provides information and referral, technical assistance, advocacy, leadership development, publications, emergency funds, accessible technology loans, and scholarships. 
1510 J Street #125
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-2100 

California Relay Service (CRS) 
Relays calls between a person using a TDD/ and any other telephone user within the United States at no extra charge. Also allows a person without a TDD to call a TDD user. Users with MCI have no long distance charges on TDD/ calls. Also allows users to relay through the computer.
For questions or comments e-mail or call (800) 867-4323 (TTY).
View Hamilton CapTel to use the relay through the computer.
To access CRS by phone dial 711 for both voice and TDD/ calls.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 
A national non-profit corporation, with local chapters, for children and adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
CHADD of Yolo County 
PO Box 739
Davis, CA 95616

Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) 
Vocational training, financial support with vocational training, advocacy information and job placement services for eligible adults with disabilities. 
Woodland Branch: (530) 668-6824 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses.
NAMI-Yolo County
PO Box 447
Davis, CA 95616

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. Public information on mental disorders

Sacramento Society for the Blind  (SSB)
The Society offers vision screenings, prescriptions for glasses, and has a store that sells products that advance independence and recreational opportunities for persons who are blind or have low vision. 
1238 S Sreet
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 452-8271

Wheelchairs, Scooters, and Other Durable Medical Equipment
The Referrals for Wheelchairs, Scooters, and Other Durable Medical Equipment list is intended as an introduction to local vendors or servicers of independent living and mobility aids. It is not exhaustive or intended as an endorsement of any particular vendor or service provider.

Yolo County Department of Mental Health Services 
Promotes mental well-being in the community through educational programs, information and referral, advocacy for the mentally ill and self help referrals, training and assistance. Provides crisis services, referral for medical help and counseling.
(888) 965-6647

Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency 
Information on General Assistance, In-Home Supportive Services, Medi-Cal, AFDC, and food stamps.
(530) 661-2750 

Yolo County Public Authority for hiring prescreened Personal Care Assistants
(530) 661-2676.  Toll-free (800) 630-2224.
Contact Information for Jose Garcia, Woodland Department of Rehabilitation  
(530) 668-6828.  Email address