Loyola University Chicago

Services for Students with Disabilities

Outreach & Advocacy

SSWD serves students with disabilities by creating and fostering an accessible learning environment. We aim to empower students with diverse needs by enhancing their self-awareness, self-determination, and self-advocacy. We promote awareness of the needs of students with disabilities and encourage the Loyola community to respect and career for each individual.

Check out the following resources:

What is Ableism?

Handicapping Language and Communication Tips

Melissa Graham's The Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege

Recommended books and movies about the disability experience compiled by the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities with the University of Delaware

Universal Design in Programming: Information on Universal Design and how you can apply it to your programs or work with students

Disability Identity Development Theory: An overview of different theories about disability identity

Ableism and Social Justice: An overview of disability as an identity and how we can work to create a more inclusive environment