Adaptive Services is open
Welcome to the Fall semester at Adaptive Services! While we will continue to offer virtual assistance, we are able to meet with students in person. In order to adhere to the required protocol due to Covid 19, we have implemented procedures that will assist in maintaining the health and safety of our students and staff. Below is information regarding our reopening procedures, and we encourage you to continue viewing our Canvas page for up to date announcements and information.
- Office Hours are 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday
- All meetings with case managers, tutors, and test proctoring are by appointment only. We are unable to take walk in requests at this time.
- When entering the office, please adhere to the signage indicating mask requirements, spacing and communicating with front desk and test proctor staff. We can allow up to three individuals in line at one time. If you see three people in line, please wait in the building lobby, or outside, until your scheduled appointment.
- We will have limited items in the office for you to use, including pens, paper, and calculators. We encourage you to bring your own materials for working in the lab, taking exams, tutoring, and meeting with your case manager.
- All surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized after each use, including computers and tables, tutoring tables, and testing rooms.
ADA 30TH ANNIVERSARY UPCOMING EVENTS
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Adaptive Services is sponsoring several virtual events next week, October 5th-8th. Here are the events and flyers for you to review:
- October 6-8th-Tunnel of Awareness-Adaptive Services' Eagles Gather will be sponsoring a room.
- ADA Resource Fair-Community Partners will come together to discuss their organization and mission statement with information on the work they do for those with disabilities. Again, Eagles Gather and SD 10, a student group working with our office, will be presenting.
- Dave Clark and Doug Cornfield-guest speakers who work together to promote sports camps for children and adults with various challenges.
Please make sure to sign up for any or all of these great events! You will be inspired!
We're here to enhance access for students, faculty, staff and guests with disabilities. We help provide effective, reasonable accommodations, educating the campus community and promoting equal access and opportunity in the process.
Process for Requesting Accommodations and Services
If you are a prospective student or family member, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 239-590-7956 if you have any questions about our program. You can also find useful information under the Prospective Student tab on our website.
If you are an incoming student for the Fall 2020 semester, or you are a current student needing accommodations for the first time, please email us your disability documentation at email@example.com. Documentation requirements are found under the Prospective Student tab on our website. Once we receive your documentation, we will contact you to schedule a virtual appointment to register you with the office and discuss your accommodation needs.
If you are a student currently registered with us, please refer to the Adaptive Services Canvas page for all information regarding receiving accommodations and services remotely.
We are excited to work with you and we hope to see you in person really soon.
Whether you're visiting our webpages as a prospective student or family member, or as a guest of the university, the information here will be useful and provide insight into our mission.
Florida Gulf Coast University, under the guidelines of federal legislation, provides access to activities, programs and services to students, faculty, staff and guests with disabilities.
In accordance with the mission of Florida Gulf Coast University, and under the guidelines of federal legislation, Adaptive Services provides access to activities, programs and services to students, faculty, staff and guests with disabilities. Individuals with a documented disability will be provided reasonable accommodations and services that will supplement their learning styles and aid them in becoming academically, professionally and personally successful.
Adaptive Services promotes diversity and self-advocacy, and stresses the importance of learned knowledge and service to the community. Each individual receiving assistance will be guided to become more independent and successful learners, while being given opportunities to reach their full potential.
Student and Community Counseling Center
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Adaptive Services is located in the Student and Community Counseling Center, located behind Seidler Hall and next to the Little Eagles Learning Center. We are on the first floor, and first door on your right.
Faculty and Staff Employee Accommodations
Employees of Florida Gulf Coat University can request reasonable accommodations and services related to a disability by contacting Adaptive Services and setting up an appointment. Information on the process and required forms can be found in the Faculty/Staff Resource Guide. Supervisors are required to refer any employee requesting assistance to Adaptive Services for determination of the reasonable accommodations and subsequent procedures.