Office of Adaptive Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Howard Hall, room 137
Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled “Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities.” Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:
- Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities
- A comprehensive list of the best schools for disabled students, evaluated by each institution’s disability services
- Distance learning tips for students with disabilities
- Job resources for students with disabilities
- Additional helpful resources
Anyone can access our free guide at the following location:
Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities
Chief Affordability Officer
Affordable Colleges Online
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open and available at:
Attached you will find the Conference brochure and additional details are located on our website at:
We look forward to seeing you again this year!
Promising Pathways Planning Committee
Florida's State Personnel Development Grant
Working with the Experts for OT & PT
Merwin Hall - 224
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565
phone # 239-590-7747
Fax # 239-590-7934
Anne M. Fassett Scholarship at Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Purpose To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical
school level for men and women with a physical disability who use a wheelchair
Award The number of scholarships awarded each year and the amount of each is determined by the
Selection Committee. Students may reapply.
• Must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee
County; or currently be enrolled or planning to attend a Florida state college, community college or
• Must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair
• Must document financial need
Any student interested please go to to www.floridacommunity.com to complete the application. Once opened click on "I'm a Student".
Johnson Scholarship Application deadline: May 15, 2014
There's an excellent app called Duolingo that is multi-platform that is being touted as the best way to learn a new language on the go. It's supposed to be easy, fun, and very effective.
And a link to the app's webpage: http://www.duolingo.com/
AudioNote for iPad and iPhone. It records the audio and syncs it with the typed content. Click on the link for more information:
This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.
Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Abbott, American Airlines, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, FAA, PwC, Peace Corps, USDA, & More Great Employers!
Register at www.disability.careereco.net
Are you looking for a way to take your leadership to the next level? Are you interested in expanding your leadership development in an international context? Do you have a passion for making positive social change? Do you want to learn about leadership in an international context?
I am excited to share information about a unique partnership between ACPA – College Student Educators International and Semester at Sea designed specifically for the undergraduate student leaders. SAILS: Students Advancing International Leadership at Sea will set sail at the end of the spring semester – a perfect opportunity for students who cannot fit in a whole semester abroad!
You will join a dynamic group of undergraduate student leaders from across the world and take the adventure of a lifetime aboard the MV Explorer, the home of Semester at Sea. This special opportunity for student leaders is a part of Semester at Sea's Enrichment Voyages. The SAILS program is designed to give students hands-on experience of learning collaboratively in an international context. With a focus on global leadership and personal leadership development, students will have the opportunity to meet and connect with others interested in leadership for positive change, enhance leadership development, and participate in service-learning opportunities and site visits.
As the lead for the upcoming 2014 program, I bring with me a vast and varied background in college student leadership and international education as an author, educator, and researcher with Semester at Sea and other organizations. Students can choose to participate in one leg of the journey or the whole expedition. Voyage dates are May 18 to 31, 2014 and/ or June 1 to June 15, 2014. The expedition will visit Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Iceland, and the Isle of Man
Paige Haber-Curran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Texas State University-San Marcos
FGCU Students: If interested, you may want to also talk to Brent Spence, Coordinator of Study Abroad.
White Cane Fest sponsored by Lighthouse for the Blind. Download the Flyer
Do you know anyone living with a visual impairment?
Do you know anyone who is living with blindness?
Our agency is hosting a free day of awareness to those who need our voice.
Would you consider joining us or sending someone from your place of business?
We would love to share with you the exciting programs our agency is providing our community
While enjoying free food, free music and a guided blindfolded tour around an intersection!
Career Resources for Students with Disabilities
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Centers for Independent Living
Disability and Business Technical Assistance
Job Accommodation Network
The Office of Disability Employment Policy
Plan to Achieve Self-Support
Rehabilitation Services Offices
Ticket to Work
Workforce Recruitment Program
disABLEDperson, Inc. announces new portal for college Grads with disabilities!
disABLEDperson, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment. This occurs through the www.disABLEDperson.com online recruitment program and through cooperative agreements with other mainstream employment services. We are proud to announce the addition of our new service for students with disabilities who have or are close to obtaining a college degree. We are working alongside employers to secure job postings for these graduates.
www.disABLEDperson.com/grads will launch September 15, 2009.
The American Association of People with Disabilities is pleased to announce the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship Fund. This fund will provide four scholarships to individuals with disabilities interested in pursuing communication or media-related degrees, in order to promote access to post-secondary education and increase disability awareness in the communication and media fields.
Who is Eligible?
All 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors; and graduate students with disabilities, who are pursuing communication or media-related degrees, are eligible to apply. Each recipient will receive $5,625 for tuition and fees at their college or university.
How to Apply
Students can either go online (http://www.aapd.com/what-we-do/education/higher-education/Scholarships/scholarships.html) to access a scholarship application or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications should be emailed to email@example.com by 5:00PM on August 11, 2013 in an accessible format. Failure to submit an application in an accessible format will disqualify an applicant automatically.
According to one recent study, on average, Americans spend 3.9 hours per day watching television and 3.8 hours online outside of work. As Americans with disabilities know, we are often left out of the storyline, portrayed in a negative light, and our issues bypassed on the evening news. AAPD hopes to transform the public dialogue surrounding people with disabilities by taking advantage of this medium. In an effort to reintroduce disability to the storyline, AAPD has founded the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship Fund to ensure more people with disabilities who are interested in entering a media-related field receive the education necessary to launch successful careers. These rising stars may one day move into positions of influence, where they can help shape public discourse and change hearts and minds.
f you require any additional information or would like to know more about AAPD, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Association for People With Disabilities
2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington D.C., 20006
The work of AAPD would not be possible without the generous support from our community. Click here to help AAPD recognize our mission of equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is now open for students participating in study abroad programs and internships during the spring 2014 term. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.
pring 2014 online applications are due October 1, 2013 by 11:59pm (central). Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:
* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two or four-year U.S. Institution
* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
* United States citizen
* Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year
* Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's home institution
* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba
The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 15,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 130 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.
For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:
Last Name A-D
Last Name E-K
Last Name L-Q
Last Name R-Z
Midwest & Northeast Regions
South & West Regions
http://www.loc.gov/nls/ (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped)