Coronavirus Information

As we all navigate the ever-evolving guidance on how to best reduce the spread of COVID-19, we want to reach out to each of you to let you know that the SDC is continuing to operate and is providing services to students. As of March 19, 2020, we are functioning remotely and all SDC staff are telecommuting. We are offering phone and Zoom appointments and you can still submit disability documentation via email at or by fax at 530-752-0161. Unfortunately, we cannot accept documentation delivered in person or by US mail at this time.

We understand that this is an uncertain time and encourage you to reach out to us for support. Please feel free to  contact your Specialist or the front desk at with any questions or concerns you may have. You may also reach us by phone at (530) 752-3184 Monday – Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Please leave a voice mail message at this number and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

On March 26th the Student Disability Center (SDC) hosted a faculty forum where we shared general information, answered questions, and connected you with SDC resources ready to assist you in remote learning environments.  Click this link for the video.

The campus directives about remote learning raises some questions. Student Affairs has created and will be updating a page with frequently asked questions for students.

Personal Care Assistants

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Personal Care Assistants

The University does not pay for or provide Personal Care Assistants, personal services, or individually prescribed devices.  To arrange for services, students often work with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) or the Yolo County Adult Protective Services In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program. See the Office for Civil Rights publication “Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.”

If you currently receive services from DOR or other state or local agency, it is important to contact them early and work closely with that agency and the local counterpart agency serving Davis to facilitate a smooth transition with no break in service.

For information about requesting or receiving services through DOR (such as books, tuition assistance, bus passes, accessible vans, or specialized equipment), please visit

For information about obtaining personal care assistants on campus or in the UC Davis area, please contact the Yolo County IHSS program at (530) 661-2955. The Public Authority in Woodland, California maintains a list of prescreened personal care assistants that students can contact. For more information, please call (530) 661-2676 or visit

If you will be requesting financial aid to help pay for personal care assistance, check out or call the Financial Aid (530) 752-2390.