The Gomes lab warmly welcomes students with disabilities. We understand that transitioning from high school to University has many challenges. Our view is that you made it into a top university with a disability, so you are already awesome. Instead of us just helping you, please help us become better and more diverse.
Resources For Disabled Students
“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” - Stephen Hawking
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2016, 19% of the total undergraduate student population had some type of learning or physical disability.
Key resources to support you as a student with a disability
UC Davis Disability Center (SDC)
The SDC is a UC Davis 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.
AggieMentors is a mentoring program that connects incoming freshman/transfer students with established students to help new students adjust to life at UC Davis.
The American Disabilities Act (ADA).
The ADA law prohibits the exclusion of people with disabilities in every facet of public life. You are not required to disclose your disability to your school. If you do not disclose it, however, the school is not necessarily required to provide you with the accommodations you need.
Campus Disability Resource Database (CeDaR)
Know before you go. The CeDaR contains links to most degree-granting institutions across the country so you can learn what resources different schools offer to disabled students.
National Center for Learning Disabilities: Making the Transition from High School to College
A guide to help disabled students go from high school to college
Effective Communication: Faculty and Students with Disabilities
College & Career Guide for Students with Disabilities
Guide to Online College with a Learning Disability
College Guide for Students with Learning Differences
If your faculty don’t understand how to be supportive, send them the link to effective communication.
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
– Christopher Reeve