The department of Student Special Services provides services for students with various permanent or temporary chronic disabilities that medically, cognitively, or psychologically impede academic progress. The Disability Specialist is independently responsible for all student intake functions of the unit and is responsible for insuring that each student understands the internal and external services available to them and the processes to obtain services. He or she performs research, assesses needs, provides disability management counseling, and collaborates with the Coordinator and Director in developing and administering programs which assist the campus in meeting its obligation to students with disabilities as required by applicable Federal and State laws and University policy. He or she also develops and provides training and education to students, faculty, staff, prospective students, and parents on issues of sensitivity and inclusion for people with disabilities and services provided by the department. The Disability Specialist recommends and facilitates reasonable accommodations for students with various disabilities to ensure their access to the educational opportunities.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is loca...ted approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.