Office of Adaptive Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Howard Hall, room 137
The Office of Adaptive Services provides the following accommodations and services. This list is not inclusive and there are other accommodations and services that can be offered based on individual need.
The assigned Case Manager in the Office of Adaptive Services determines what accommodations an individual will receive based on the documentation provided and conversations with the individual. Other accommodations are negotiable based on the individual’s past experiences and benefits from such an accommodation.
When a student formally requests a specific service by completing the designated form, it then becomes the student's responsibility to follow the policies and procedures specified on that form. Additionally, it is the individual’s responsibility to notify the Director if there are any problems with the services, such as mechanical problems, being serviced in the classroom, etc. It is the Case Manager's responsibility to make sure that the accommodation is fixed or available at the appropriate times.
It is not the responsibility of the Case Manager or the Office of Adaptive Services to make sure that the individual is using the accommodations. The accommodations that are offered are not the “magic trick” to success. They are available in order to supplement the individual’s strengths and aid in combating the individual’s weaknesses. The Office of Adaptive Services is not responsible for academic failure when the individual does not take advantage of the services that are offered.
Reasonable accommodation is an accommodation that does not pose a burden or threat, either financially or physically, to the institution or the parties involved. In addition, it is an accommodation that will not alter the fundamental nature and/or requirements of the program or institution. The Office of Adaptive Services and FGCU will not provide an accommodation or service that will produce an undue hardship on the institutional policy, its faculty, staff, or students. The Case Manager in the Office of Adaptive Services will determine what accommodations and services will be deemed as “unreasonable”.
Course substitutions for foreign language and mathematics disabilities are available as a reasonable accommodation. Students who are registered with the Office of Adaptive Services and who have a documented disability in mathematics are eligible to petition the course substitution committee. Students who are granted a substitution may choose from a list of courses to fulfill the required general education mathematics requirements.