Disability is Diversity. Access is Inclusion.
The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) provides comprehensive services and accommodations for students with disabilities as well as outreach and support to faculty and staff. We envision a fully accessible, integrated, and universally designed campus community that broadens an understanding and appreciation for the contributions of each individual, throughout their college career and beyond.
ARC recently secured a space on campus dedicated for students who need or desire a quiet and sensory-friendly space. The specific target population for the space includes students diagnosed with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other neurodivergent identities.
UWM students, faculty, staff, and community members, including those who identify as neurodivergent and neurotypical, provided valuable insight in the early stages of developing a sensory space, so that this space will allow students with disabilities to practice self-care and to develop and regulate coping skills.
If desired, you can mark your donation for ARC’s sensory space, which will help in creating the perfect place on campus for students with disabilities to regroup and rejuvenate throughout the semester, especially during the more stressful times of the academic year. ARC looks forward to an anticipatory grand opening of the new Sensory Space in 2024.
Your generosity helps further our mission and ensures the continuity of services for students with disabilities.
A diverse and stimulating university community is a shared responsibility.
All donators will receive a letter of gratitude, including a receipt acknowledging your tax deductible donation.