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  Travis Taylor
  • 2nd year masters student in Rehabilitation of Mental Health Counseling

  • American Counseling Association (Member)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (Honor society) 
  • International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (Member)
  • Hawkeye Accessibility Ambassador (Member)
  • Swim with Mike (Member)

  • "In 2010, I acquired a spinal cord injury...This injury allowed me to put into perspective what is important in life and ultimately has help me grow to become a stronger more mature individual."

  • " Do not be afraid to try new things. College is a learning experience and there will be many times when you may fall down, but be willing to pick yourself up and move forward. You will become your own problem solver and overcoming adversity will only make you a stronger person. You may have a fear of being in a situation that is uncomfortable, but I have found that those situations only allow you to grow and become a more adverse individual."

  • Favorite Place to Eat: 
    Wig and Pen

  • Favorite Quote:
     "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option." - Author Unknown

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Director's Welcome


The Student Disability Services at the University of Iowa endeavors to ensure a fair learning environment where students are able to succeed based on their own efforts and initiative, unhampered in their academic pursuits by disadvantages associated with their particular disability. 

Our staff members work with students, faculty, and other resources of the university to coordinate accommodations for which students are entitled under federal legislation.  In doing so we affirm the worth of each individual and the spirit of diversity inherent in an inclusive university.

In all our professional interactions we strive to provide clear, timely information, and to be supportive of our students as they pursue their education.  We encourage self-advocacy for students and will assist faculty in meeting the needs of all University of Iowa students.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff.

                        -- Mark M. Harris, Ph.D.







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