As a resource for students with disabilities, the SDRC works with faculty and staff to provide accommodations for the unique needs of students both in and out of the classroom. Reasonable accommodations are determined on an individual basis after considering the specific disability and documentation of functional limitations in accordance with the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Through the provision of academic accommodations, testing support, assistive technologies, coaching and a space for students to feel part of the FSU community the SDRC creates an environment of success.
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is a university learning center, focused on helping students develop the study skills and success habits that are necessary in a large research university and valued by future employers.
The ACE staff comprises faculty, learning studio supervisors, and student tutors. They seek to teach, advise, tutor, and provide an academic environment that inspires students to excel and to use all the resources available to them. The William Johnston space features group study rooms, tutoring, advising, collaborative learning technology, and laptops/iPads for individual checkout.
The University Counseling Center (UCC) is a welcoming and confidential place to come and they are always ready to help! They are enthusiastic about assisting our students with all kinds of questions and concerns, like homesickness, struggles with relationships, sexual identity and gender questions, cultural issues, eating and body image, substance use, worries, and depression. Their licensed and professionally-trained staff offer counseling to those currently enrolled at FSU in a variety of ways: through one-on-one sessions, couples sessions, group sessions and walk-in services for urgent situations. Because student fees cover these services, there is no out-of-pocket expense for any visit.
A confidential advocate is on call twenty-four hours a day to respond to FSU students, faculty, and staff who are victimized, or any other person who is victimized on our campus, or by an FSU student.
Services offered include emotional support, instructor notification, referrals, crisis intervention and assistance in student conduct, legal and medical matters.
The Florida State University Career Center strives to be the preeminent career center model for designing and delivering comprehensive, innovative, and inclusive career and employment services.
The Career Center has creatively developed an effective, collaborative, interdepartmental array of career services for students and other University constituents. The Career Center is directly involved in instruction and research to support this mission. Although administratively located in Student Affairs, Career Center interventions impact virtually every facet of University life, including new student recruitment, employer/community relations, research, and alumni affairs.
The Florida Allicance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) is a non-profit organization that provides:
Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida, is a community-based non profit organization that provides services to persons with varying disabilities.
The Independent Living Philosophy is one in which consumers (not “clients or patients”) participate in developing their goals and determine what actions are needed in order to reach their desired level of independence. Staff provides support and assistance while working with consumers in achieving these goals. The services Ability1st provides are free and consumers make the ultimate decision as to what is needed to make their lives more independent.
CareerSource Capital Region provides comprehensive employment and workforce services for our region.
CareerSource Capital Region offers numerous services to help you with your career, whether you are unemployed, underemployed or seeking training.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Dial-A-Ride Program provides curb-to-curb transportation to citizens with a qualifying disability within ¾ mile of StarMetro's fixed route system and door to door service is provided as needed. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible.
For more information about registering, call the StarMetro office at 850.891.5199 or visit the StarMetro Office located at 555 Appleyard Drive to request a Dial-A-Ride application package, or visit their website.
The Division of Blind Services serves thousands of Floridians through its plethora of programs and services. With the district and satellite offices across the state and Rehabilitation Center and Talking Book Library in Daytona, DBS has become a national model in education, employment and other services that foster independence for blind and visually impaired Floridians.
The new "Online Application for Services" system makes applying for services easier. Please click the "Online Application for Services" link below and fill out the form in your web browser. A DBS counselor will contact you shortly.
Lighthouse of the Big Bend offers services to individuals with vision loss in Franklin, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla counties. Services include Orientation and Mobility, Vocation Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology, Services for Children and Teens, iPhone training, and support groups.