There are a lot of great ways to connect with other students and build community and gain support at UT! Check out some of these opportunities for the fall 2020 semester.
Student organizations are run by students who set their own goals and agendas for the semester. Student organizations are a great way to get involved and meet other UT students while participating in service events, socials or professional development. Below are some of the disability-related student organizations on campus. You can find many more student organizations on Hornslink!
Disability Advocacy Student Coalition
The Disability Advocacy Student Coalition is the student organization associated with Services for Students with Disabilities. Students with and without disabilities join together to raise awareness to disability and accessibility on campus.
Fall Meetings: Wednesdays from 7-8pm via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/94305459141.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @utdasc
- Hornslink: https://utexas.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/disabilityadvocacystudentcoalition
- DASC Interest Form
- Request an interview with DASC
Student Government Disabilities and Inclusion Agency
The Disabilities and Inclusion Agency is an executive agency in Student Government, committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all students with disabilities at the University of Texas at Austin.
Want to get involved? Applications for Agency Committees are available until September 13th.
Learn more about the SG Agencies in this Google Doc:
NAMI On Campus at Austin
Since the fall of 2016, NAMI On Campus at UT Austin has been working to advocate for mental health and end the stigma against mental illness on campus and in our community. Together we can be the difference. Check out our Facebook group, which is the best way to see updated announcements and events on the schedule.
*DISCLAIMER: We are not affiliated with UT’s CMHC, nor are we qualified to provide counseling services. This is a group dedicated to advocacy and support. We are not a substitute for seeking professional help. With that said, we can help you find professional help if you need it, and joining our organization is an excellent way to get started on your journey to recovery or surrounding yourself with an accepting community of friends who will listen.
- Join our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/namiaustincampus/
- Follow our blog! https://namioncampusatx.wordpress.com/
- Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/namioncampusatx/
- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/namioncampusatx/
Help shape our meetings:
- Share Your Story: https://goo.gl/forms/hYZJBqnrjE96ucSw1
- Show and Tell: https://goo.gl/forms/z4MjJFxDQtS8XaDk1
- Suggestion Form: https://goo.gl/forms/NdNrYdJi7CjbBBfC3
If you have any questions about NAMI or would like to learn how to join, please email us at email@example.com or send a message to our Facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/namioncampusatx/
Texas Crohn’s and Colitis Initiative
TCCI is an organization at the University of Texas at Austin dedicated to helping raise awareness for inflammatory bowel disease.
Type Texas aims to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 Diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources.
Support groups are facilitated by UT Staff and typically have a more formal structure focused on giving and receiving support in a therapeutic environment.
Connecting Around Chronicity: Support for Students with Life-Altering Medical Conditions
Pre-Group Information Session: Thursday September 17th from 12:30-2pm (sign up for a 30 minute time slot by contacting CMHC)
Group meets virtually every other week on Thursdays 12:30-1:45pm
This group is for students living with chronic illnesses or medical conditions that have a significant impact on their lives. This is an opportunity for connection and community with other students who are managing a chronic condition as part of their college experience. Group members will give and receive support as well as learn about coping strategies and resources in a friendly, welcoming environment. This group is being offered in partnership between CMHC and SSD. To register please call 512- 471-3515.
Free to be ND: neurodiverse student support and skills discussion group
Wednesdays 5:00 to 6:15pm
This weekly discussion group hosted by CMHC is open to all students who identify as Neurodivergent (ND) including Autistic and/or diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, Sensory Perception Disorder (SPD), Tourette’s, or a Learning Disability.
The purpose of the group is to create an open, welcoming, respectful, and confidential space where students can connect and talk openly about their experiences of being ND students at UT. Common topics that may be discussed in the group include self-advocacy to professors or medical providers, dating, social relationships, how to comfortably navigate campus, and more.
Registration – Not necessary. This session is like ‘office-hours’; show up when you can and stay as long as you like or need. Participants are not required to participate each week or for the entire session time and can drop in at their convenience. Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups. There is no requirement you turn on your video or microphone, and can participate using the chat feature if you prefer.
Click here for a Zoom link invitation for the group: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_elC7bFtzPvfYHEp
All CMHC groups are free and confidential. For more information about CMHC groups, visit https://cmhc.utexas.edu/groups.html#schedule
Students on the Spectrum Group
Students on the Spectrum group is a support group for students who have been diagnosed with autism or who identify as autistic. This group is a partnership between SSD and Longhorn TIES and seeks to provide advocacy, support, and resources for students on the autism spectrum while they are in college and as they prepare to transition out of UT. Virtual meetings will be held once a month for the Fall 2020 semester. If you are interested in joining, please RSVP to attend the 2 upcoming meetings in September.
SAVE THE DATE:
Tuesday, September 15th 5:00PM-6:00PM
Tuesday, September 29th 5:00PM-6:00PM