Resources and Links

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The following academic supports, national organizations, and employment resources students may find useful. Additionally, Accessibility Services is always available to answer any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Academic Support at Wesleyan

There are a variety of academic services offered to assist all Wesleyan students. Students with disabilities are encouraged to seek out these resources in addition to accessing accommodations.

Assistive Technology
A list, and descriptions, of various assistive technology supports available at Wesleyan, provided through Academic Technology and Accessibility Services.

Deans' Peer Tutoring Program
Peer tutors are provided free of charge for individual students in need of further course-content instruction. Students interested in this program should visit the web page and fill out the request form.

Math Workshop
The Math Workshop always has two staff members on duty, who may be either experienced undergraduates, or math graduate students. The staff offer a drop-in tutoring service, available to all members of the Wesleyan community, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, while answering questions about mathematics.

Peer Advisors
Academic Peer Advisors are available to assist with skill building in time management, study skills, note taking, and test taking. They can also assist with understanding and navigating university processes such as course planning and housing selection. For more information, email the Academic Peer Advisors at

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Zone is located in the Science Library and is a space where students currently taking introductory science courses can receive academic support. Students can get help from course teaching assistants, course instructors, peer advisors, and fellow students.

Student Academic Resources
The staff in SAR are happy to meet with any student individually throughout the year, and can assist with developing metacognitive learning strategies and academic skills, as well as connecting with other resources on campus. Students who believe that they would benefit from academic support, but are not sure where to turn, are encouraged to connect with SAR at any time.

Writing Workshop
Writing mentors and tutors work individually with students, and assist many students with disabilities. Students can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor's comments on completed work. Student looking for more personalized support can sign up for a Writing Mentor at the beginning of each semester.

National Organizations

Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM)
DREAM is a national organization for and by college students with disabilities; it is open to higher education students of all types with any kind of disability, explicitly including people who have traditionally been marginalized or under-represented in the disability or higher education communities. DREAM strongly advocates for disability culture, community, and pride, and hopes to serve as an online virtual disability cultural center for students who want to connect with other students.

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)
The DO-IT Center is based at the University of Washington, Seattle, but efforts are global. DO-IT is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work to raise awareness and provide support and education. For more information, view their Guide to College and Mental Health or Connect with your local NAMI.

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. The FARE website has a wealth of resources, including information for students with food allergies going to college. Wesleyan is proud to participate in the FARE College Food Allergy Program.

Employment Resources

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

Lime Connect
Lime Connect is a global not for profit organization that's rebranding disability through achievement by attracting, preparing, and connecting university students and professionals with disabilities for scholarships, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, and full time careers. They are breaking stereotypes and leading companies of every size, industry and location to understand the importance of, and fully value, the talent and strengths that employees with disabilities bring to the workplace.

Bender Consulting Services
Bender Consulting Services works to provide employers with reliable talent, and give well-trained individuals with disabilities the chance to display their abilities and enhance their lives through solid careers. They provide disability employment expertise in the areas of recruitment, workplace mentoring, strategic planning, training, and digital accessibility to drive innovation and realize business value for customers. The mission is to recruit and hire people with disabilities for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
NOD is 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. NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD works with leading employers and partners with educational and philanthropic institutions to pilot innovative approaches to disability inclusion, then scales these up into initiatives with even broader impact.