SDAC does not guarantee that the websites listed below are accessible or current. Please use due diligence.
For mobility resources, please see our CSUMB Mobility Guide below.
- Accessible Web-based Distance Education: Principles and Best Practices — Laurie Harrison, ATRC, University of Toronto.
- California Community College Disabled Students Program and Services
- California Department of Rehabilitation (a.k.a. Vocational Rehabilitation) - A state agency that assists people with disabilities to enter the workforce or to return to work and to live independently in their communities. The department provides consumer services to college students through offices located across the state.
- Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Classes and Events
- CSU Chancellor’s Office — policy documents and links related to disability accommodations and services. See also, (Executive Order 1111 (previously EO 926), statewide CSU directory of campus offices dedicated to students with disabilities, statistics, CSU Guidelines for the Assessment and Verification of Students with Learning Disabilities - Appendix A, etc.)
- Dept. of Education Guidance (U.S.) Students with Disabilities: Preparing for Post-Secondary Education
- Dream Act - This webpage provides information and resources for undocumented youth who are interested in pursuing higher education. Our goal is to provide a welcoming and supportive campus environment regardless of residency status and assist with their integration into campus life.
- Ed Roberts Campus — An international center dedicated to disability rights and universal access to ensure that people with disabilities can live independently and without discrimination. Consult the list of ERC Partners for information about each non-profit organization at the ERC such as Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, and World Institute on Disability.
- Financial aid opportunities for students with disabilities — Apply through CSUMB Financial Aid Office and website.
- Financial scholarships by disability (off campus)
- Hartnell College Department of Supportive Programs and Services
- NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness Monterey Chapter
- Monterey Peninsula College Access Resource Center
- Proyecto Vision — Bilingual English/Spanish website for youth with disabilities and list of specific scholarships.
Dr. Jane Jarrow, parent of a student with disability and professional in Higher Education Disability Services, shares relevant and relatable insight with other parents in her open letter. SDAC encourages both parents and students to read this valuable resource, in hopes it will support the transition to the CSUMB Raft.
Information provided by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.
Presentation by the California State University on services to students with disabilities, which highlights the differences between high school and postsecondary support.
The Center for Advising, Career, and Student Success addresses frequently asked questions by parent supporters.
Helpful hints and insights offered by the Personal Growth and Counseling Center to assist parents as their students enter or progress through their academic career at CSUMB.
First Year Experience design a Supporter track for supporters joining their incoming students at CSUMB Orientation.
A brief article explaining how the disability service model at the post-secondary level differs from high school.
The Parent Coach Professionals is an off-campus resource for parents who need guidance and support with their teen, young adult, or post-secondary adult confronting the challenges of increasing independence.
- American Foundation for the Blind- Expanding employment possibilities for people with vision loss or blindness.
- GettingHired.com- Provides disability employment by removing barriers and connecting prospective workers to employers, network partners and resources.
- Job Accommodation Network- Free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
- National Organization on Disability- A private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
CSUMB event organizers are responsible for scheduling their own interpreters. The document below explains the process for scheduling interpreters for your events. Please contact SDAC at email@example.com for ASL payment info and interpreter contact info.
Students - if you need an ASL interpreter for your class or class-related activities, please review our Deaf & Hard of Hearing accommodations webpage for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County - a non-profit agency that empowers people who are blind or visually impaired toward independent living through responsive education, support services and skills training.
- Central Coast Center for Independent Living — CCCIL promotes the independence of people with disabilities by supporting their equal and full participation in community life. CCCIL provides advocacy, education and support to all people with disabilities, their families and the community.
- College Living Experience provides post-secondary supports for young adults with learning differences. It is common for CLE students to have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, specific learning disability, ADHD, cerebral palsy, or other types of cognitive delays.
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Center
- Health Links — Additional links provided by the Campus Health Center.
- HealthyLife Student Self-Care Guide — A guide to help individuals make informed choices about health (do not substitute for medical advice or treatment). Use the online guide or, to obtain a printed guide, contact the Campus Health Center, the Personal Growth and Counseling Center, or Student Disability and Accessibility Center (SDAC).
- Information for People Considering a Service Dog
- Mental Health on College Campuses: Investments, Accommodations Needed to Address Student Needs - July 2017 report by National Council on Independent Living
- Monterey County Department of Social and Employment Services - Including in-home supportive services.
Here you will find publications on disability subjects such as accessibility, ableism, models of disability and more.
- Financial scholarships by disability (off campus)
Financial aid opportunities for students with disabilities — Apply through CSUMB Financial Aid Office and website.
- CA State Parks — Describes all state parks and other facilities operated by the State Department of Parks and Recreation.
- Christine Marie Star Riders — A non-profit therapeutic and recreational horseback riding program for children and adults located in Marina, CA
- Golden Access Passport (federal) — For citizens or permanent residents of the Unites States who are blind or permanently disabled. The Golden Access Passport is a lifetime entrance pass to national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, and national wildlife refuges that charge an entrance fee. The pass admits the bearer and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle if a park has a per vehicle entrance fee. Where a per person entrance fee is charged, the Golden Access Passport admits the bearer, spouse, and children.
- Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (Carmel) - Easy Access Adventures. Scheduled events with docents enhance the experience.
- Scuba Diving — Contact SDAC and Kinesiology Department for adaptive diving options. For adaptive scuba instructor certification, contact NIADD National Instructors Association for Divers with Disabilities.
- Shared Adventures — Founded on the belief that recreation, fun, challenge and access to the outdoors are an essential part of a healthy and fulfilling life, Shared Adventures is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with disabilities.
- Special Parents Information Network — Supporting families who have children with special needs. SPIN Website includes local resources list with a section on Recreation.
- Sports Abilities — A national resource for people with disabilities to find advocacy, resources and support for recreation, to help improve participation and peoples lives. Includes calendars for every state.
- Surfing (adaptive) — Consult Kinesiology Department and SDAC. Consult Shared Adventures in Santa Cruz. Also: Adaptive Surf Instructor Certification Program via the San Luis Obispo / Pismo Beach Association of Amputee Surfers.
Monterey-Salinas Transit Meetings: Provide your feedback to improve public transit!
Send or call in comments for the Mobility Advisory Committee (MAC) & the ADAPT-R meetings. Visit Mobility Advisory Committee for meeting times and locations. Give MST feedback onlineor by phone at 1-888-MST-BUS1.