Office of Adaptive Services
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Individuals requesting accommodations and services due to a disability may be asked to provide documentation to support their requests. Our Minimum Documentation Requirements form provides information on the required documentation for receiving services (link to form).
Please note that Individualized Education Plans (IEP), 504 plans and former teacher recommendations are helpful in eliciting services, but these types of documentation ARE NOT sufficient for primary documentation. Additionally, if documentation presented exceeds a reasonable time period (typically 3-5 years), current testing may be required. Students will be directed to the Counseling and Psychological Services office (CAPS), with the cost of the testing being at the expense of the individual, or students may choose to test privately. A referral list of local offices that conduct disability testing can be obtained through CAPS.
1.Students will need to make an appointment with a case manager** in order to to formulate an accommodation plan. Documentation of the request should be supplied prior to the appointment. It is also recommended that the Request for Accommodations form be completed prior to the appointment (link to form).
2.Students should meet with their assigned case manager in Adaptive Services within the first two weeks of the start of classes, although it is recommended that the student make the appointment during the orientation period. Discussions during this meeting will allow the case manager to modify the accommodations and services if the need arises.
3.If the status of a student’s condition changes in any way, additional documentation regarding the change will be required. This documentation must be sent to the case manager as soon as the change in condition is discovered.
4.It is recommended that the student meet with the assigned case manager at the beginning of EACH semester for evaluation and review of existing accommodations and academic performance.
*Delay of services due to late receipt of documentation and required forms are not the responsibility of the Office of Adaptive Services
Cori Bright-Kerrigan—Learning Disabilities and Temporary Disabilities
Dodie Jeter—ADD/ADHD, Psychological Disabilities, Aspergers/Autism
Zabrina Cockrell-Black—Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities