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About Us

Disabilities Resources (DR) at Santa Clara University has facilitated services to students with disabilities since 1972.

The staff of DR is available as a resource and works to create an accessible and cooperative learning environment at SCU. DR believes the formula for success is inclusion and equal opportunity through teamwork.

Maude Nazaire


Neelam Agarwal
Associate Director


Heather Stephan
Accommodations Coordinator

Patricia Chung
Administrative Assistant




Office of Accessible Education

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara CA. 95053

Located in the Benson Center, 1


Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm 

Phone: 408-554-4109


The Office of Disabilities Resources has been designated by the University to ensure students with disabilities equal access to all academic and University programs. This goal is met through the provision of academic accommodations, support services, self-advocacy skill training, and disability-related educational programming for the University community.

To accomplish its mission, DR has established five broad goals:

  • To deliver effective academically related services to students which support their scholarly pursuits.
  • To advocate for the needs and interest of students, as well as to enrich and educate the campus community about our values and the services we offer.
  • To promote and foster an accepting, accessible campus environment in all the programs and services the University offers.
  • To empower students with disabilities to advocate on their own behalf, and to enrich students with the skills to be productive citizens.
  • To productively administer the resources available to Disabilities Resources, as well as ensure that quality customer service is our model.