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Disability-Related Student Organizations at Stanford University

Below are active student groups at Stanford University that advocate for disability rights for the campus disability community. These groups raise awareness, host events and create a safe space and open dialogue about disability within the Stanford community.

 

Advocacy Focused:

  • The Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) advocates on behalf of Stanford students on issues such as cost of living, diversity, student life and activities space.  
  • The Stanford Disability Alliance, formerly known as Power2Act, is a community of students with and without disabilities advocating for disability issues on campus.
  • SenseConnect advocates for, and engages in research centered around Deafness/hearing loss at Stanford.
  • The Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) is composed of physicians, medical educators, learners, and Stanford Hospital employees with disabilities and their allies.
  • Stanford Law Students for Disability Rights furthers legal research and topics concerning disability rights.

 

Community Focused:

  • Kids with Dreams is a service organization serving youth with disabilities in the wider community.
  • The Stanford Disability Alliance, formerly known as Power2Act, is a community of students with and without disabilities advocating for disability issues on campus.
  • Stanford Disability Organization Empowering Students (S-DOES) is a student group with focus in community, storytelling, and resource-sharing.
  • The Abilities Hub, also known as the A-Hub, is a community space in concept, sponsored by Power2Act and the Stanford Disability Initiative.
  • Medical Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illness (MSDCI) provides support and platform for advocacy for medical students with disabilities and chronic illness.

 

Access Focused:

  • The Disability Studies Committee works to further scholarly research concerning disability issues, and organizes an annual conference.
  • The Stanford Disability Initiative aims to increase visibility of disability at Stanford and to provide a guiding framework so that the university is proactive, accessible, and inclusive.
  • The Stanford Neurodiversity Project provides comprehensive support to students with a variety of neurodiverse conditions.

To find more information about these organizations, please visit the see the Stanford Disability Initiative's Student Groups page.