The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.
TRiO at DSP is dedicated to supporting Cal student with disabilities, including those from low-income backgrounds. They do so with higher touch services, events and enrichment workshops that cultivate a sense of belonging for TRIO students as well as develop the necessary skill sets to achieve their goals. In doing, they empower students to exceed their potential while making Cal a more equitable and inclusive university.
The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is a 501c3 nonprofit housing cooperative. "The co-ops" provide affordable housing and board to students at UC Berkeley and other Bay Area colleges and universities.
UC Berkeley offers a Disability Studies minor through Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies. Classes within the minor explore concepts such as disability theory, universal design, and intersectionality. Staff and faculty within the minor also provides disability-related leadership and training for students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Formed by disabled students in Spring 2019, the Disabled Student Committee is an official ASUC entity that addresses campus-wide disability issues. In addition to having its own advocacy campaigns, it also serves to uplift the work of intersectional student groups on campus. Two representatives from each of the four disability-related student organizations are present on the committee.
The Student Coalition for Disability Rights (SCDR) advocates for disability rights on campus. Classified as a Registered Student Organization, SCDR works to ensure that students with disabilities have equitable access to the university’s academics, resources, and programs.
Cal Housing works with an Accommodations Coordinator to provide housing accommodations to students with disabilities. Their website provides steps on the interactive process for receiving accommodations, and mentions additional resources for students with disabilities.
The ASUC Student Advocate’s Office (SAO) is an executive, non-partisan office of the student government at UC Berkeley. Their office offers representation, help, and advice to any student or student group involved in a dispute with the University.
Whether you have food allergies, gluten intolerance or dietary restrictions from religious practices, are following a vegan/vegetarian diet, or simply need assistance with your food selections, Cal Dining is here help you make safe and delicious choices. Students can schedule a one-on- one meeting with a Registered Dietitian to discuss any dietary needs.
Easy Does It is a non-profit organization that provides emergency attendant care, accessible transportation, wheelchair repair, and assistive device repair for seniors and people with disabilities.
This webpage provides a list of local wheelchair repair shops that can repair a variety of chairs, lifts, and other disability management tools. Some vendors also sell and rent medical and/or mobility devices.
The ASUC Wellness Guide provides physical and mental health resources for UC Berkeley undergraduate resources. It also provides information on how to navigate academics in the midst of health emergencies.
The Graduate Assembly (GA) Wellness Guide lists health resources for UC Berkeley graduate students. In addition to wellness services, the Wellness Guide also provides Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) with guidance on how to refer students to mental health services.
The University Health Services, Tang Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff.
CAPS offers short term counseling for academic, career, and personal issues and also offers psychiatry services for circumstances when medication can help with counseling.
There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of their insurance plan.
The mission of the Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees is to provide an informal dispute resolution process in which the Ombudsperson advocates for fairness, justice, respect for differences, and reasonable solutions to student and postdoctoral issues and concerns. The Ombuds Office also serves as an alert mechanism for systemic change on campus.