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Welcome to Disability Services

 

Disability Services – An office of University Life

Our mission

Promote equal access for students with disabilities in curricular and co-curricular activities within the university experience.

Foster partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to create environments that are accessible, diverse, and inclusive.

Empower students to fully participate in the university community.

Our vision is for all students to achieve their fullest potential.

As part of George Mason University’s continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.

Disability Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with cognitive, learning, psychological, sustained head injuries, sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments.

As part of University Life’s commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity at George Mason University, Disability Services staff members actively participate in the campus-wide diversity dialogue. The office welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities, whether registered with Disability Services or not, to identify themselves as members of the disability community and to engage in the diversity dialogue on campus by getting involved with Disability Services and other multicultural programs and activities.

Events

Wednesday, October 25th at 5:30pm: Come watch The Crash Reel — a documentary about pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce following a traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics.  Kevin is now a passionate advocate for the prevention of brain injuries and the promotion of a brain healthy lifestyle for all people.  He'll share remarks and be available for Q&A following the documentary. Visit Get Connected to RSVP.

Visit Get Connected for more information about upcoming events at George Mason University.

Important Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual and group counseling, workshops, and community education programs designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance. To schedule an appointment, call (703) 993-2380. Crisis-related resources are also available on CAPS homepage.

Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) offers students one-on-one support, interactive programming, and on- and off-campus resources related to healthy relationships, stress management, nutrition, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, drug and alcohol use and sexual health.

George Mason University Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) ensures that the health and wellness of Mason’s student body are provided for by the University to the best possible extent.