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How Accommodations are Determined

Through an interactive process, the student and SDC Specialist discuss the student’s current documented functional limitations and request for services within the context of courses requirements. Occasionally, instructors are consulted to discuss proposed accommodations do not represent a fundamental alteration to a course or program. Once reasonable and appropriate accommodations are identified and approved by the SDC Specialist, an official Letter of Accommodation is written on behalf of the student. 

This is Who We Are

The Student Disability Center (SDC) is staffed by team of professionals who have expertise in the education of students with disabilities. Student Disability Center Specialists approve services and coordinate accommodations to establish equal access to the University’s educational programs. While accommodation information is shared on a “need to know” basis in order to facilitate services, disability information kept confidential and does not appear on transcripts or diplomas. 

Here’s how you can reach us:

Main Office @ 54 Cowell Building, 425 California Avenue, Monday–Friday, 9am-noon & 1-4pm
By phone 530-752-3184, Monday-Friday 8am-noon & 1-5pm
Student Disability Drop-in Center, Memorial Union, Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm
By email

Student Disability Center Staff


Jennifer Billeci |

Front Office

Arden Clark | Office Manager |
Danielle McAlister | Administrative Assistant |
Carolyn Freitas | Administrative Assistant |
Chris Kaufman | Application Developer |
MJ Pothier | Administrative Assistant |

Disability Specialists

Abby Tilden | Associate Director and Disability Specialist |
Luis Couto | Disability Specialist |
Emily Laurie Furukawa | Disability Specialist |
Rolaine James | Disability Specialists |
Joe Spector, Ph.D | Disability Specialist |
Kurtis Tennant | Disability Specialist |
Russell Zochowski | Disability Specialist |

Tech Team

Sebastian Niles | Accessible Technology Assistant |
Sarah Cohen | Braille Transcriptionist |

Captioning & ASL Interpreting

Beth Stein, CT | Communication Services Coordinator |
Devon Bell | Captioner |
Dana Russell | Captioner |
Jennifer Serpa | Captioner |
Arianna Sherman | ASL Interpreter |

Accommodated Exam Services

Corey Chomas | Lead Exam Coordinator |
Kimberly Eredia | Administrative Assistant |
Vince White | Office Coordinator |