Student Groups through Disability Resources

Disability Resources hosts student groups to support students with disabilities. These exist to work toward improving access and promoting the full inclusion of students with various disability identities at JSU. If you are interested in a group that is not listed below, please fill out the contact information at the bottom of the page. 

Intellectuals Anonymous

Intellectuals Anonymous (IA) is a support group for students registered with Disability Resources who are seeking an inclusive, supportive, and fun group environment. Throughout the semester, I.A. discusses a variety of topics, participates in various activities, and hosts speakers/presenters- all chosen by interest of the group members. Snacks are usually involved. I.A. members describe the group as a ‘safe haven’ and a great place to be yourself.

The I.A. Group began in 2013, when four students diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum were seeking a place of support. Throughout the years, this group has grown and continues to be a valuable resource for support, interaction, and fun for all students seeking this type of environment. To learn more about the group, contact Lynne Hollingsworth at or 256-782-8397.

Expressive Ones

Expressive Ones, or E.O., is a support group for female students registered with Disability Resources with an emphasis on social support and relationships. Topics discussed throughout the semester center around self-assessment and growth to prepare students for a successful college experience and transition to their careers. Activities, crafts, and snacks are usually involved. To learn more about the group, contact Ashley Dorsett at or 256-782-8390.


DREAM Team LogoWe invite you to join our newest student group, DREAM Team. The DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring) Team is a group by students for students. We are open to students of any type and any age at JSU. We advocate for disability culture, community, and pride. JSU’s DREAM Team is a chapter of the national DREAM organization which is supported through the National Center for College Students with Disabilities. If you are interested in learning more about this student organization, please reach out to Ashley Dorsett at or 256-782-8390.