Office of Adaptive Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
The Office of Adaptive Services strives to promote teamwork and the knowledge that if both the individual and the Office work together, individual success will be achieved, both academically and personally. For this to happen, the individual and the Office of Adaptive Services need to understand their rights and responsibilities.
It is the right of the individual to obtain services and accommodations so that he or she will have equal opportunity and access to succeed academically as his or her peers. It is also the right of the individual to expect these services and accommodations to be respectful and that his or her learning differences are seen as differences and not as a cause for loss of integrity and self-esteem.
It is the right of the Office of Adaptive Services to help maintain the academic standards set by FGCU and as a result, limit or deny accommodations and services that pose a direct threat to students, faculty and staff, limits or alters the programs so that the academic standards are lessened and/or financially burdens the institution. It is also the right of the Office of Adaptive Services to limit or deny those services that are not in conjunction with the documentation. Finally, it is the right of the Office of Adaptive Services to request additional documentation if the documentation presented is insufficient for providing services and accommodations.
It is the responsibility of the individual to provide proper documentation, express problems or concerns with the Director of the Office of Adaptive Services, request accommodations and services as needed and take advantage of those services that are provided. It is also the responsibility of the individual to maintain FGCU’s academic standards and comply with the rules and regulations that have been formed for all individuals to adhere to while attending the institution.
It is the responsibility of the Office of Adaptive Services to require appropriate documentation to determine eligibility, provide reasonable accommodations and services based on documented need, and use complete confidentiality of records unless student permission is given. It is also the responsibility of the Office of Adaptive Services to maintain the respect and integrity of the individuals who partake in the services and accommodations that the Office provides.