Serving Students with Disabilities
Resource Guide for Students with Psychological Disabilities


The Student Disability Center (SDC) encourages students with psychological disabilities to enrich their university experience by exploring and participating in the many educational programs and services available for UC Davis students.

The SDC can be of direct assistance in ensuring equality of access to these programs and services through the provision of academic accommodations. We are also available for disability management counseling, resources and referrals.

If you haven't already used our services, you may want to start with a confidential informational visit to the SDC. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to noon, and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. You may either drop-in during those hours or call (530) 752-3184 ahead of time and set an appointment.

Eligibility for academic accommodations will require documentation of a psychological disorder by a qualified health professional. Documentation requirements at UC Davis for psychological disabilities are detailed on this Web site, and are available in printed form in the SDC reception area. Please note that UC Davis documentation requirements may differ from those of other educational institutions.

Select On-campus Resources

  • Counseling Center
    219 North Hall
    A professionally staffed service offering free confidential counseling for personal/social issues for UC Davis students.
  • Cowell Student Health Center (CSHC)
    California Avenue and Regan Hall Circle
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine services are available at CSHC by referral from their physicians or nurse practitioners, or Counseling Center staff.
  • Student Academic Success Center (SASC)
    2205 Dutton Hall
    The Learning Skills Center offers help with such things as general study skills, math/science study skills, essay and term paper writing, reading efficiency, English as a second language, time-management skills, test-taking skills, and test anxiety reduction.
  • The House
    TB-16 (Across from Regan Hall Circle)
    The House is a confidential peer counseling center offering a variety of free and confidential services to UCD students.

Academic Advising

UC Davis offers a variety of sources for academic advising depending on your needs. Students with declared majors are assigned a faculty advisor; students may see staff advisors in their respective Dean's Office; and the First Resort offers peer advising.

Off-campus Resources and Sources of Information

  • 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.
  • 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
  • The 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

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): Yolo County
    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

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