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
FCB/FCCLV:Florida Council for the Blind scholarship information-Go to fcb.org
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, 2015
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
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.
http://www.loc.gov/nls/ (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped)