McBurney Disability Services:
The McBurney Disability Resource Center serves UW-Madison students with physical, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities substantially affecting a major life activity (e.g., walking, communicating, learning, seeing, or breathing). Many clients have hidden disabilities such as diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, depression, learning disorders, or other health impairments. Do I need accommodations? Check out the answers to many of your questions from the staff at McBurney: http://www.mcburney.wisc.edu/information/faq.php
NOTE about VISAs: The ISS office and the McBurney Disability Services Office have something in common – we both work with student VISAs. It is important for international students to know the difference. ISS will refer to an international student visa as the document the US Government issued you to be able to study in the USA, either the F-1 or J-1 student visa stamp in your passport. McBurney issues students on the UW-Campus a VISA as well, which stands for “Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations (VISA)”. After an intake appointment with them, you will be
able to review your VISA with McBurney to see the suggested accommodations plan.
Check out what current UW-Madison students say about services on campus: http://www.mcburney.wisc.edu/videos/learningwithoutlimits/
Advocates for Diverse Abilities (ADA):
This student organization works to make campus more accessible and welcoming. Ask about membership today!
McBurney Speakers Bureau:
The McBurney Disability Resource Center Speakers Bureau includes students, staff and faculty members who have been personally impacted by disability or are members of the Deaf community. Speakers discuss personal disability experiences, cultural differences (e.g., Deaf culture, disability in an international culture, etc.) as well as societal messages about disability and inclusion.
Center for Leadership & Involvement:
The student activities office for UW-Madison has opportunities for involvement, groups to join and ways to get connected to other students on campus.