Parents and Families

Do you know that U-M was ranked as the best disability-friendly college or university in the U.S. by the College Choice 2016 rankings?  We are committed to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to succeed at the university.  

On campus, Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides free services to nearly 6% of U-M students, including:

  • Support for academic accommodations
  • Learning aids such as large-print editions of materials, video-captioning and note-taking 
  • Academic coaching and mentoring to build self-management skills

How can your student access these top-rated support services and programming? The first step is for students to register with SSD.

Students are encouraged to register if they received accommodations during K-12 schooling, or if they have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Chronic health condition e.g. gastrointestinal conditions, seizures disorders, type 1 diabetes
  • Mental health condition e.g. mood or anxiety disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorder
  • Learning disability e.g. dyslexia, speech impediment
  • Visual, hearing or mobility impairment 
  • Temporary disability 

With the help of SSD, your student will have every opportunity for success at U-M! 

For more information, see the SSD website, call 734-763-3000 or email


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