Services for Students with Disabilities
As students with disabilities graduate from high school and begin postsecondary education, they transition from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This transition affects the types of services provided and the responsibilities of both students and postsecondary institutions. To understand the basic differences between IDEA and ADA, students may want to review the following Web site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Students with disabilities are welcome on all campuses of the State University System. If students wish to receive accommodations while enrolled, they should contact the student disability office at the university. Links to the individual university offices are listed below.
University Student Disability Resource Centers
- Florida A&M University
- Florida Atlantic University
- Florida Gulf Coast University
- Florida International University
- Florida Polytechnic University
- Florida State University
- New College Of Florida
- University Of Central Florida
- University Of Florida
- University Of North Florida
- University Of South Florida
- USF - Sarasota-Manatee
- USF - St Petersburg
- University Of West Florida
Johnson Scholarship Program
The Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship is a need-based scholarship program for undergraduate, degree-seeking students with disabilities attending state universities in Florida. Students may apply [94.9 KB PDF] their senior year of high school once they have been accepted for admission by a university. Currently enrolled undergraduates may also apply. [94.9 KB PDF].
Applications for this competitive need-based grant are submitted to the university prior to the May 15 deadline. Applicants must meet specified requirements, including completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, for consideration of this competitive grant.
The Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship is supported by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation.