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Student Club

Join other students to increase Student Awareness for Disability Empowerment!
For meeting times and/or to join S.A.D.E., contact Justin Frago at

The next S.A.D.E. meeting:

Location: CSUMB Student Center, Room 150

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm

SADE flier


S.A.D.E. Event: Unhandicapping Our Language

Please join S.A.D.E. for a thought-provoking evening discussion titled "Unhandicapping Our Language".  This event will hold both a panel and an open mic, so bring some thoughts to share!  This is a FREE event.

See the accessible flier HERE.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 31st

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: Student Center, Room 120


SDR Spring Orientation 2015

Student Disability Resources offers an orientation at the beginning of each semester for students who want to learn what is available through CSUMB's Student Disability Resources office. Learn about procedures for requesting accommodations and resources on and off-campus! 

Spring 2015 Orientation flier
ACCESSIBLE Spring 2015 Orientation flier
ACCESSIBLE Spring 2015 Orientation Agenda

SDR's Office Team:

Margaret Keith, Manager
Ruthann Daniel-Harteis, Disability Resources Advisor
Debbie Ellis, Office Coordinator/Accommodations Assistant
Marivic Quintanilla, Administrative Support Assistant
Laurie Crosby, Special Projects

Student Office Assistants for the academic year of 2014-2015:

Manny Albarran - Access Assistant
Brianna Beavers – Access Assistant
Sara Dionne - Access Assistant for students with visual impairments
Justin Frago - Access Assistant
Betsi Garcia - Access Assistant
Melanie Guardado - Alternate Media Assistant
Eric Jackson - Access Assistant
Ronisha Pickett- Alternate Media Production

SDR also employs a pool of hourly American Sign Language interpreters and other experts as needed. For more information about employment opportunities at Student Disability Resources please consult student assistant and staff options at CSUMB Human Resources. For information about how to become an SDR Notetaker, contact SDR and complete SDR Forms for Notetakers.        


Disability Events Fall 2014

See the flier below for addotional disability events that are happening in Fall 2014.

Disability Events flier Fall 2014 (PDF)

Disability Events flier Fall 2014 (Word)

Want more?

Check out SDR Events and Activities!

Past Events


Handcycling and Rock Climbing Event

On Saturday, October 4th, 2014, Shared Adventures along with Paralympic Sport Santa Cruz, Bay Area and Sacramento held their 3rd annual Handcyling and Rock Climbing event!  See our Disability Events and Activities page for more info.


Inclusive Diversity Workshop

On Thursday, March 27th, 2014 SDR co-sponsored an "Inclusive Diversity: How to Ensure Disability Access" workshop. This educational, interactive workshop was an opportunity to increase awareness of ways to include people with visible and/or non-visible disabilities in your activities.

In addition, a Traumatic Brain Injury PhotoVoice exhibit by Central Coast Center for Independent Living was on display in the University Center. The exhibit was a collection of photographs and narratives that express what people with a Traumatic Brain Injury want you to know about their disability. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

More information about the TBI PhotoVoice project is at:
See SDR's Events and Activities page for more information.



Disability History Week: Student Empowerment Panel

"In honor of Disability History Week, the Otter Cross Cultural Center (OC3) and the Student Awareness for Disability Empowerment (S.A.D.E.) club will host a panel and dialogue on ability and disability.

This is an important time to acknowledge the role and contributions of individuals with disabilities in our society as well as to hear from students and their experiences with ability and disability. We will have a student panel followed by a dialogue where we can be more intentional and critical about how ability and disability relate to us all at an individual, societal, and systemic level.

The event will take place on Wednesday Oct. 23rd from 3-5pm in the CSUMB Student Center, Otter Cross Cultural Center room 110.

Please see the flier for details.

We hope to see you there! Questions?? Need disability accommodations? Please contact Yvette Sanchez via email: Thank you!"



Fourth Annual Disability Pride Parade!

"Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) presents the 4th Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade & Festival to be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Downtown Mountain View, Calif. The event traditionally celebrates the historical significance of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and coincides with many Disability Pride celebrations happening around the world in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Colorado Springs, and New Jersey, as well as Norway, the U.K. and Korea to name a few.

Come join this fully inclusive event that reflects the themes of disability justice, inclusion, diversity, and the independent living philosophy which supports empowerment of individuals with disabilities to make choices and manage our own lives."

This event is free. To participate in the parade, please complete a short registration form. You can also stand on the sidelines to cheer us on!

When: July 20th, 2013, 11:00 - 3:00pm

Where: Downtown Mountain View. Parade starts at Centennial Plaza (near VTA Light Rail) and “walk-n-roll” down Castro Street to the Festival site at City Hall, Civic Center Plaza and Pioneer Park.


CSUMB Disability Organization for Students Has Formed a CLUB!

S.A.D.E. - Student Awareness for Disability Empowerment!

Why join?

To help provide educational programs, networking, and awareness in order to advance the rights of people with disabilities within the campus community.

For information:

Meets Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm at the Student Center (Bldg. 12) Room 113. Map

S.A.D.E.  hosted in April 2013 the “Audism and Ableism” presentation featuring Pamela Molina. Pamela Molina is an outstanding deaf Hispanic woman who works for an international organization in Washington D.C. She speaks Spanish, English, and also uses American Sign Language and Chilean Sign Language. She has done a presentation at the International Convention for People with Disabilities at Gallaudet University where she shared her experiences working with the United Nations (UN) to get several Latin American countries to sign an agreement for deaf people to have better rights and better opportunities. The Event was free.

For info about future S.A.D.E. activities or interpreters or accommodations to attend contact:

Sylvia Luna at



Diversity Dialogue on Race and Disability

CSU Monterey Bay Health and Wellness Services, Otter Cross Cultural Center and others co-sponsored a panel called "Diversity Dialogue on Race and Disability" on April 10th, 2013. Diversity Dialogue panelists and the facilitator encouraged the audience to examine ways that race, white privilege, and racism impact work on disability issues and inclusion.

See the Agenda w/upcoming events!

See the ACCESSIBLE Agenda w/upcoming events!



Health and Wellness Services Open House!
Thurs. Oct. 13th 2011, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Health & Wellness Services (Bldg. 80)
California State University Monterey Bay
Open to CSUMB, prospective students, and off-campus community partners.

Here, Our Health and Wellness building was open to show what CSUMB offers! Many came and enjoyed the Open House. Thank you for your support!



The CSUMB Office for Student Disability Resources seeks applicants as needed for our Access Assistant position (student assistant).  Look for the job announcement and application process at the CSUMB Career Development website. Please log into this site
If we posted the position, just click on the apply for this job link there - and apply.



SDR's WorkAbility IV Program ended on June 30, 2007.

CSUMB will continue to assist students with application to the Department of Rehabilitation, career planning, resume and interview preparation, job search, and employment accommodation issues.

Contact SDR, or
CSUMB's Career Development Office in Academic and Career Advising Services:

100 Campus Center, Library (Suite 3180) Map
Phone: 831/582-3845