The Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) team will move to remote services as the building will remain closed for the duration of the spring, 2021 semester . To contact us, or for more information on our services, please visit our website at, call 713-743-5400, or email for assistance.

Spring 2021 Updates

  1. Effective January 11, CSD's hours of operation will be 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
  2. Exam Eligibility & Administration
    1. In order to comply with social distancing requirements, CSD will have reduced capacity for testing at the Center in the Spring 2021 semester. Therefore, we encourage online testing as a first option.
    2. Students who require physical assistance or technology (i.e., reader, scribe, CCTV) for testing will be eligible to take their exams at CSD. If a student fits this criteria and would like to take exams at CSD they should request a “CSD COVID-19 Testing Form” by emailing or calling (713) 743-5400.
    3. Request for Individualized Testing Accommodation (RITA) forms will not be utilized during the Spring 2021 semester.
  3. Other Changes in Services
    1. Our computer lab will be utilized for exam administration, and will not be available for student use. Please see this list of computer labs currently available to students on campus.
    2. Counseling appointments will take place remotely. Students will receive instructions prior to their appointment.
  4. Face Covering Accommodations
    1. CSD will provide approval for students who require a face covering accommodation. Please follow the UH Face Covering Requirement Accommodations.
    2. Students who has been approved for a face covering accommodation will receive a signed letter from CSD indicating this approval. A face shield will typically be the approved alternate face covering. This is an accommodation, not an exception. Everyone on campus will be required to wear a face covering.
    3. Face covering accommodation requests for employees are being processed by Equal Opportunity Services (EOS).

CSD 2020 Scholarships

Deadline for CSD Scholarships is September 31st at 12:00 noon.

One Step Closer Scholarship Eric P. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

How to Register with the Center for Students with DisABILITIES

  • Obtain disability documentation. Please see the “Documentation” tab
  • Submit recent, documentation (20 pages or less) from qualified health care professional(s).Include the most recent accommodation form from other institutions, if applicable. Submit documentation through the CSD website. Click the “New to CSD” button.
  • Schedule an intake orientation appointment by calling 713-743-5400, after documentation has been uploaded. If there is no answer please leave a brief message including your name and PSID and someone will call you back in the order your call was received. (Please only one voicemail per 48 hours.)
  • Complete an intake orientation appointment with CSD. Please note: Students who are more than 10 minutes past the appointment time without prior arrangements will be asked to reschedule.
    Please have your UH ID number/card in all emails and for ALL appointments at CSD.Please note you must have had UH orientation in order to use the orientation button

New to CSD Renewal

CSD is available for consultation accommodation questions or concerns.

For General Questions:

(713) 743-5400

To speak with a CSD Counselor:

Cheryl Spadaccia, Director
(713) 743-5395

Crystle McDonald, Assistant Director
(713) 743-5460

Ciara Evans, Counselor
(713) 743-0927

If you need to speak to someone about Interpreting/Captioning services:

Interpreting/Captioning Services Team:


As the university continues to provide Hy flex and online education through the fall, we want to assure you that the Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) is here to support you. As you know, this is an ever-evolving situation, and we recognize that the transition may not be easy, and solutions may not be perfect. But we are committed to working together with our students and faculty to best support their academic success and provide the academic accommodations required.

As a part of this, it is important for students and instructors to continue to communicate regarding accommodations in classes and testing. The CSD staff are available to consult with students and instructors.

Please remember to take care of yourself physically and emotionally, both in the next few weeks, and always. We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus soon.

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Office Info

Justin Dart, Jr. Center for Students with DisABILITIES
Building 568

4369 Cougar Village Dr., Room 100
Houston, TX 77204-3022

Phone: 713-743-5400
Fax: 713-743-5396