Student Disability Services
The Disability Services office strives to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are provided equal access to all SMC programs and activities. We achieve this by reducing barriers for students that impact learning by providing individual accommodations, assistive technology, and programming to students. The Disability Services office supports faculty in the classroom and our colleagues across the college, striving for universal design and full inclusion to help create an informed college community that is equipped and able to address disability-related issues.
Student Disability Services Portal
Access the portal to renew accommodations, schedule to take a test/exam in the Disability Services office, verify accommodations & fill out consent forms
SDS Support Programs
PREP: Early move-in program for incoming freshman & transfer students
- PREP (Providing Resources for Educational Progress) is a transition program for students receiving accommodations through the SMC SDS office and who may benefit from extra support when starting at SMC.
- The Fall 2023 program will be a 2-day program starting Tuesday 8/22 and allows students to move in early to get settled before the general student population moves in. During the 2 days, students will attend presentations, an information session, and fun social activities to help get acclimated to SMC. A sample agenda can be found here. Space is limited to 20 students and there is no cost to participate in the program. Interested incoming students for Fall 2023 can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The Connect Program is designed to help neurodiverse students, with a concentration on students who are on the autism spectrum, stay connected on campus. Students in the program receive student-centered support from academic coaching, peer mentorship, social engagement opportunities, and career workshop support. There is no fee to participate in the program offerings. Interested students can contact us at email@example.com for more information.
- ASD Parent Resource Group
- Started in September 2021, SDS invites parents of current SMC neurodivere students to join our monthly resource group meetings to share resources and conversation
- Additional resources that college students on the autism spectrum & their families may want to explore
- The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, through Vanderbilt University but resources and advocacy available to students from any college
- College Autism Network: CAN is a national nonprofit organization linking varied stakeholders engaged in evidence-based efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for college students with autism.
- ASD Parent Resource Group
Scholarships, Jobs and Outside Support Programs
Meet the Team
Meet the Student Disability Services staff members
The SDS office is open from Monday - Thursday from 8am-4:30pm and on Fridays from 8am-4pm. Please make appointments at least 1 business day in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (925) 631-4358.
We are located in Filippi Academic Hall/Kalmanovitz School of Education Building in Suite 190. Our office is in-between Campus Student Recreation Center and Augustine Residence Hall and our door faces the outside, close to the corner of DeLaSalle Drive and Filippi Plaza Way.