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New and Prospective Students with Disabilities at UWM

Welcome to SAC!!

Whether you are already enrolled, or just considering coming to UWM, this is the place to start if you have a disability.

The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) coordinates a wide range of support services to meet the needs of students with many types of disabilities.  Find your disability below and follow the link to see what we can do for you and what we need from you in order to serve you. You can also find answers to some of your questions on our FAQ page.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Your Counselor is Jason Altmann. You can find the DHH Program Prospective Student page here: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/DSAD/SAC/prosstudents.htm

Learning Disability/ADHD:

Your Counselor is Ann Kowaliczko or Barb Simon. Please visit their program home page.
LD Preview Day will be March 5, 2010. View our flyer for more details.
We have some transition resources here: http://www4.uwm.edu/sac/ldlinks.html

Visually Impaired/Blind:

Your Counselor is Jean Salzer. Please visit her program home page. Jean's Prospective and New Student page is coming soon.

Head Injury:

Your Counselor is Ann Kowaliczko. Please visit the Learning Disabilities Program home page.
LD Preview Day will be March 5, 2010. View our flyer for more details.

Psychological Disability:

Your Counselor is Jon Broskowski. His prospective student information is on his program's Prospective & New Students page.

Mobility Impaired and other Physical Disabilities:

Your Counselor is Jason Altmann. His prospective student information is on his program's Prospective & New Students page.

Chronic Health Condition:

Your Counselor is Jon Broskowski. His prospective student information is on his program's Prospective & New Students page.

Temporary Disability:

A temporary impairment (e.g., broken arm or leg, surgery and recovering from surgery, etc) “does not constitute a disability for purposes of Section 504 or the ADA unless its severity is such that it results in a substantial limitation of one or more major life activities for an extended period of time. The issue of whether a temporary impairment is substantial enough to be a disability must be resolved on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration both the duration (or expected duration) of the impairment and the extent to which it actually limits a major life activity of the affected individual.” See Question #34 on the Office for Civil Rights web page: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html

Please visit the following page if you have a temporary impairment: http://www4.uwm.edu/sac/temporary.html

General transition help for prospective and new students

  • Opening Doors - a guide to help students with disabilities take another step in preparing for life after high school. ( in pdf format)
  • Heath Resource Center - the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
  • College prep resources from the U of Washington's DO-IT Program (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
  • Campus maps with accessibility features marked - both are in pdf format

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