Students with Disabilities
Howdy! Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes you. This page serves as a welcome and a resource for students at Texas A&M University who have a disability.
According to a 2016 report by the United States Department of Education, approximately 11 percent of all undergraduates report having a disability – up from 6 percent almost two decades prior. Most of these students have what are often called “nonvisible” disabilities, including learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and, increasingly, mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression.
College life may come with new and difficult challenges like living alone, establishing community, and a new type of course load. Research shows that having a disability can impact students’ mental health in several ways, such as lowered self-esteem, increased likelihood of anxiety or depression, and increased stress levels.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, or are having a difficult time juggling your coursework and other life stressors, please do not hesitate in visiting CAPS and talking to a counselor. Below are some additional resources that may be helpful as you transition to college life.