Office of ADAptive Services Forms


All OAS Forms are either available as a web form or for download in PDF Format below:


At Florida SouthWestern State College, the Office of ADAptive Services' (OAS) goal is to assist students achieve educational success by providing services that empower students while working within the limitations of documented disabilities. FSW proudly accepts our legal obligation with the Americans with Disability Act and are pleased to share the responsibility in providing equal access and equal opportunity to college sponsored activities and educational programs. If you have a documented disability - permanent or temporary, whether physical, mental or sensory - you may be eligible for reasonable accommodations.

The Office of ADAptive Services (OAS) requires students to provide current documentation of disability within the online Self-Identification & Initial Request Form process in order to determine if the applicant will be eligible to receive services and benefit from reasonable accommodations. The form should be completed with as much information as possible and documentation of disability must be uploaded to the form in PDF format. Documentation requirements are outlined below:

  • All documentation submitted must be current, within three years, and from a licensed professional who is an expert in the field of the disability. However, documentation of a permanent condition may be older than three years. The documentation must be in the form of:
    • a comprehensive evaluation
    • a letter on letterhead, not prescription pad note
      • name of professional
      • license number
      • contact information
      • signature
      • date
  • The professional documentation must address the following:
    1. Diagnosis
    2. The disability’s effects on the students’ learning and/or academic endeavors
    3. Recommendations for accommodations
  • For Specific Disability Documentation Requirements (PDF Document)

The following documentation is insufficient, but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis:

  • Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans, unless a dual enrollment high school student (will need additional documentation once they graduate high school).
    • IEPs are plans which were structured and agreed to with that particular school at the time they were written. They are not binding agreements with Florida SouthWestern State College.
    • IEPs/504s may be helpful in determining the level of support and types of accommodations which were provided to a student in the past which may give insight regarding successful support in the postsecondary educational setting.
  • Letters of Accommodation from other institutions of higher learning may be accepted for transient students for the period of one semester, but these letters do not serve as documentation beyond that time.
  • Statements from the Social Security Administration. Their determination of disability differs in purpose and scope, and it does not provide information specific to the disability in an academic setting.

It is the obligation of the student to request accommodations and complete the Semester Request Form and Schedule Upload web form, at the beginning of each semester. Within the form you will need to provide only a PDF or Word document of your detailed class schedule. Retrieve your detailed schedule with the following steps:

  1. Log into the FSW Portal
  2. Select the “Student Academics” tab
  3. Select the “Student Profile” icon
  4. Select the “Registration and Planning” link
  5. Select the “View Schedule” link
  6. Select the Term for the desired semester
  7. Select the "Print" button, a new window will open
  8. Either save the schedule as a PDF or copy and paste it into a Word document.

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Article ID: 60986
Created
Wed 8/22/18 12:37 PM
Modified
Thu 2/28/19 4:20 PM

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