Office of Adaptive Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Howard Hall, room 137
Any student new to the university that has a documented disability is more than welcome to register with Adaptive Services during their Orientation. Any student interested can stop in the office and meet with a case manager for development of their personal accommodation plan. While it is highly recommended that documentation of the disability be sent prior to the Orientation date, we are able to accept documentation during the meeting.
8th Grade College Day
Many students who participate in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) programs in the K-12 system are not aware of the choices that they have regarding higher education. Those students that are aware often do not adequately prepare themselves for admission into an institution of higher education. In order to help combat these issues, the Office of Adaptive Services, in partnership with the Lee County School District, provides an 8th grade College Day each semester. 8th grade ESE students from Lee County middle schools participate in this event. This program is designed to promote and encourage higher education opportunities to these students as well as provide them with information that will help them better prepare for acceptance into an institution of higher education. Some of the topics presented are:
Participants are not only introduced to the requirements of a higher education setting, but they are also informed on what they need to do in high school in order to be prepared for higher education. Some examples are:
The 8th grade College Day program provides participants with this informational session, along with lunch and a tour of the FGCU campus and residence halls. Students are then asked to fill out an evaluation form explaining their likes, dislikes and overall perception of the trip.
Any questions regarding this program can be directed to the Office of Adaptive Services at 590-7956 or at firstname.lastname@example.org