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About Disabilities and Rehabilitation

Find out about UCSD resources for disabilities and rehabilitation.

UCSD is committed to taking positive steps to assist employees with disabilities or medical conditions that could lead to disability at no cost. All disability and rehabilitation services and programs are free.

DisAbility Counseling and Consulting

  • Identifies job accommodations for people with disabilities
  • Assists employees who have medical conditions that interfere with their ability to work
  • Provides training and assistance on designing work activities to prevent impairment
  • Coordinates access accommodation for faculty, staff, and visitors


All UCSD employees, including staff and faculty, who have a medical condition that prevents them from performing some or all of their job duties are eligible for assistance from DisAbility Counseling and Consulting. Supervisors of employees with disabilities are eligible for disability management consultations. Campus visitors with disabilities may be eligible for access accommodation coordination.


Disability consulting and rehabilitation counseling services are available from DisAbility Counseling and Consulting weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


To make an appointment, contact DisAbility Counseling and Consulting (858) 534-6744 or for Health System funded staff, contact (619) 543-7709.


UCSD's DisAbility Counseling and Consulting and, for Health System funded staff include:

  • Assistance in identifying job accommodation options
  • Consultation with supervisors regarding accommodation options and regulations
  • Enhancement of communication among supervisors, employees, physicians, benefits resources, and other specialists
  • Rehabilitation planning and case management related to industrial and non-industrial disabilities
  • Return-to-work services
  • Comparative analysis of medical restrictions and job requirements
  • Career and personal counseling for people with disabilities
  • Job and workstation analysis
  • Job placement and transitional employment services
  • Training classes
  • Vocational evaluation, counseling, testing, skills analysis, and rehabilitation resource identification
  • Fitness-for-duty evaluations
  • Medical separation reviews
  • Assistance in selecting speech recognition software
  • Assistance to event or activity sponsors in arranging for American Sign Language interpretation or real time captioning coordination services for faculty, staff, and visitors


See Policies for Disabilities and Rehabilitation.

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