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Student Groups and Supports

American Sign Language (ASL) Club

The University of Oregon’s American Sign Language (ASL) program has the best teachers you could ask for. American Sign Language has been accepted by a select few universities nationwide as a second language. The University of Oregon deemed American Sign Language as a second language in 2006. If you are interested in learning this Second language, learn more about the program, or attend any of our up coming events.

AccessABILITY Student Union – The mission of the AccessABILITY Student Union is (1) to create an actively supportive space for students with disabilities and their allies, (2) to join on and off campus communities in providing education about disability and disability culture, and (3) to advocate for increased awareness and accessibility at the University of Oregon. In order to accomplish our goals, we meet regularly, plan social events, bring speakers with disabilities to campus to share their perspectives, and advocate for all types of disability concerns at the University of Oregon. In other words, we strive to create a social, cultural, and political outlet for students with disabilities and their allies. Meets Friday 4:30 at the Wesley Center 1236 Kincaid St. between Rennie’s Landing and the Bookstore.

Access Shuttle – Provides free on-campus transportation for students, faculty, staff, and on a case-by-case basis, visitors to the university with permanent or temporary conditions that limit mobility or make getting around campus a challenge. The access shuttle is a scheduled, shared ride service provided to students, staff, and faculty with conditions that negatively impact mobility. It is not a taxi service that is available on call.

Adaptive Technology Center at the University of Oregon – The University of Oregon is committed to providing access to technology to its students with disabilities. Additionally, the University intends to utilize technology to enhance the educational experience for students with disabilities.Find information here on adaptive technology available at the UO, alternative formats, adaptive technology trainings, and more!

ADHD group – An ADHD group for students that are Sophomores or above will be offered on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 pm. This strength-based group will focus on academic strategies for utilizing ADHD learning strengths. Peer to peer support will be encourage in areas such as goal setting, time management, accountability, and navigating social worlds associated with university life. Contact Courtney Jellar at cjellar@uoregon.edu to find out more.

Counseling and Testing Center – The University of Oregon Counseling and Testing Center provides comprehensive mental health and testing services to UO students. Some testing is offered on a fee per test basis, while other testing is paid for by student fees. Counseling services are provided through a student paid fee as part of the incidental and student health center fee, so there is no additional cost to students. Clinical services are available to currently enrolled University of Oregon students. All information shared by clients, including requests for services and client use of services, is maintained as strictly confidential within the Center. All facilities, services, workshops, presentations are accessible to students with disabilities. Contact 541-346-3227 for accommodations.

Disability Services – Disability Services is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity in education and works directly with students who are encountering barriers in the design of physical, curricular, and social environments. Disability Services provides support to students and faculty through direct services, outreach, training and consultation. We encourage Universal Design as an approach for making classes accessible and usable by all students with the goal of reducing the need for accommodations. Typical accommodations may include, sign language interpreting, modified testing environments, computer-based note taking, and alternative formats of printed materials.

Disability Service Projects(DSP) – The DSP provides non-mandated support to students with disabilities. Services include personal assistance, help with writing, typing, special projects, adaptive technology utilization and training, learning disability diagnostic testing, awareness activities, and information resources to the entire campus. There are various opportunities for volunteering.

Health Center – The University Health Center is a full service clinic which offers medical services from board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses. In addition we offer sports medicine and physical therapy services, dental services, medical laboratory services, health promotion information, x-ray services, pharmacy services, immunizations, travel medicine services and much more.

Learning Off the Grid – Learning Off the Grid is a group for students who identify as having academic challenges related to a learning disability. This will be a strength-based group that focuses on recognizing and utilizing learning strengths. Peer to peer support will be encouraged in areas such as goal setting, time management, accountability, and navigating social worlds associated with university life. This group will occur on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:20. Contact Keith Miller at 541-346-1074 or at kmiller@uoregon.edu to find out more.

Library Services to Patrons With Disabilities – Descriptions of services to assist patrons with disabilities in accessing the UO Library system and materials.

Maverick’s Guide to Learning – Maverick’s Guide to Learning is an educational strategies group for first year students registered with Disability Services who experience challenges related to ADHD. This strength-based group focuses on topics such as time management, organization, ADHD learning strategies, and navigating the transition to college with ADHD. The group fosters an environment that encourages peer to peer support and learning. Two separate groups are running this term. The Tuesday group will is held from 3:00 to 4:20 pm. The Thursday group will is held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Contact Keith Miller at 541-346-1074 or at kmiller@uoregon.edu to find out more.

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine – The department is staffed with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and a massage therapist with special interests in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and sports-related conditions. These services are available to all university students. Services include evaluation and treatment of extremity injuries (knees, shoulders, ankles, etc.), post surgical rehab, spine care, manual therapy, massage, taping, custom orthotic fabrication, video motion assessment, and aquatic therapy.

Psychology Clinic – The Psychology Clinic, located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon, provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to residents of the Eugene-Springfield area, including faculty, staff, and students of the University of Oregon.

Student Support Services (SSS) – Student Support Services (SSS) helps undergraduates meet the rigors of higher education and graduate from the University of Oregon. The program is designed for students whose socioeconomic backgrounds, educational records, and personal situations suggest they may experience challenges at the UO that could be alleviated with use of support services.

Study Abroad and Disability

Social Connectedness Group – Social Connectedness Group Initially created for students with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Connectedness Group is an educational/social group offered through Disability Services for ALL individuals who are interested in improving social skills, connecting with other students, and finding community on campus. Social Connectedness group meets weekly on Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00pm at The Buzz Coffeehouse. The Buzz is located at the ground level of the EMU. For more information or if you are interested in joining Social Connectedness Group, please contact Courtney Jellar (DS GTF Counselor) at cjellar@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-1071

Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) – TLC helps students who need assistance with general or specific study skills. Peer tutors in entry-level undergraduate courses are available through TLC. Unless you are an SSS student, you will be responsible for paying your own tutor. Mathematics and writing laboratories are available on a drop-in basis for all students free of charge. In addition, TLC offers several courses.. Introduction to the University, a 3-credit course, provides students with an academic orientation to the University. Short courses for credit, as well as some noncredit workshops are offered. These often include areas such as speed reading, study techniques, grammar, mathematics review, and preparation workshops for the LSAT, GRE, and MCAT examinations.