For Families

Student Disability Services (SDS) understands that as parents, guardians, and family members, you have a wide variety of concerns as you send your loved ones with disabilities to college. Our services are designed to empower each student to become as independent as possible, backed by a comprehensive system of supports. Disability specialists will determine reasonable accommodations and services through a collaborative process between your student, faculty, and SDS staff.

Browse our resources for answers to questions like:

  • What kinds of assistance can my children expect at the University of San Francisco?
  • What role do I have as my child embraces the responsibility of coordinating a support system?

We encourage you to read this PDF iconopen letter to parents for advice on supporting your student’s transition to the university. Additionally, we have more information about different laws and expectations as your student moves from high school to college.

Getting Started: Registration

Once your student decides to enroll at USF, they can initiate the intake and eligibility process through our office. Documentation of disability is required at the university level. Please refer to our documentation guidelines for more information.

Confidentiality: Special Information for Parents

Records and details regarding students with disabilities are protected. Students over the age of 18 are considered adults and are protected by FERPA. Parents should expect that conversations and information shared with SDS may not be shared with them unless the student signs a release of information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (415) 422-2613.

Contact Info

Student Disability Services

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Gleeson LL 20
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-2613 (415) 422-5906