The Office of Disability Services coordinates academic accommodations for students with mental, physical and developmental disabilities. This office requires certain documentation from a medical or mental health provider in order to offer various accommodations to students. Such academic accommodations may include extra time on tests and quizzes, an isolated testing room for a quieter and less distracting environment, preferential seating in the front row of the classroom, and note-taking assistance, among other modifications. Request for disability services forms are available through this office or download them from this website. If and when a student’s application is approved, the Office of Disability Services will provide the student with a letter for their instructors, and a letter will also be sent to faculty notifying them of the accommodations. While it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to ensure they have received the adjustments they need in the classroom, this office is the first point of contact for all students with disabilities and will try to ensure that every qualified person who needs reasonable accommodations on campus can get them.
Forms and Documents
Please note that all forms, including the Request for Disability Services Form, should only be filled out by the student. While students may allow their parents or guardians to help them, students should not have anyone else (including their medical or mental health providers) fill out the forms on their behalf. Separate documentation from licensed evaluators and treatment providers is required to support a student’s application and to verify any health conditions (see General Guidelines for more information).
- General Guidelines for Documenting Disabilities
- Release of Confidential Information Form
- Request for Disability Services Form
Hours of Operation
Counseling and disability services are available:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm.
Students are seen by appointment only, so please call ahead of time.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Disabilityservices@flpoly.org. Email is the preferred method of contact, but you can also call 863-874-8672.
The Johnson Scholarship can offer significant financial assistance for qualified individuals that can show documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability. The disability must be in one or more of the following classifications: Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Blind or Low Vision; Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Orthopedic Disability; Psychological, Emotional, or Behavioral Disability; Speech/Language Disability; Specific Learning Disability; Traumatic Brain Injury; and/or Other Health Disabilities.
Registry for Self-Identification of Persons with Disabilities
In accordance with the Department of Justice’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design, updates are made regularly to the Florida Polytechnic University website at www.floridapolytechnic.org to ensure that all information is accessible to people with disabilities. This is done through the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (http://wave.webaim.org/), which is run on a monthly basis and notifies the university’s web development team of all missing items or things that need to be changed in order to meet ADA Compliance.