The Dean of Students Department
Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167
850/644-7164 (Exam FAX)
850/645-1852 (Doc. FAX)
Area Support Group Contacts
Math Help Lab
Reading and Writing Center
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
ACCESS (An Association for Creating Community Equality for Seminole Students) Wheelchair Repairs
Accessible Tallahassee area housing
This page contains links to online resources with information concerning disabilities. For specific information regarding financial aid programs, please also look at our Financial Aid page.
If you have suggestions for links that may be included on this page, please contact us at SDRC@admin.fsu.edu with the URL and title of the site you wish us to consider.
Disability Information Resources
DINF is New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation that collects information on disabilities and disabilities related subjects and makes it available through the World Wide Web. The information being placed on the Web site is designed for use by researchers, legislative bodies, people with disabilities, and people working in the disabilities field.
Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training
American Disability Association - Of, by and for people with disabilities, serving our community and supporting cross-cultural awareness since 1991.
Disabled Peoples' International
The purpose of Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) is to promote the Human Rights of People with Disabilities through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development. DPI is a grassroot, cross-disability network with member organizations in over 158 countries, over half of which are in the developing world.
Resource directory of disability products and services for the disabled, elderly, caregiver and healthcare professional.
Closing The Gap
Computer technology for people with special needs.
Trace Research and Development Center
Designing a more usable world for all: making information technology more accessible.
Learning Disabilities Association
The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national, non-profit organization. Our purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.
We are a new national non-profit organization for people with ADD. Additionally, we host the National ADHD directory which has over 550 service providers listed.
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Targeted at adults, this site has some very specific, detailed information. Also includes support groups, materials catalog, and an online newsletter.
World Association of Persons with disAbilities
Whether the term is disability, disabled, disabilities, handicapped or whatever the popular "categorizing" label.... WAPD is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association under God, that represents huge portions of the one in five residents of earth that are being... ALIVE!... INVOLVED!... and EFFECTIVE!... in their daily living.
Please note that the SDRC does not endorse or recommend any resource included on this page.
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Area Support Group Contacts
Anxiety Behavioral Health Clinic (ABHC)
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT MY ANXIETY?
ABHC IS HERE TO HELP
"Fortunately, there are some incredibly effective treatments for anxiety disorders". For more infomation, explore ABHD at http://www.anxietyclinic.fsu.edu/index.html "and find out more about current treatments, up to the minute research, and information about anxiety disorders".
Ph.# (850) 645-1766
North Florida Brain and Spinal Injuries Support Group
Kristy, (850) 656-4800
Brain Injury Support Group of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
The Lupus Foundation Lupus Support Group
Ph.# 1-800 458-8211
For more information email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Survivors Support Group
Patsy Kitchens, (850) 656-4800
Support Group for Individuals with Fibromyalgia
Meets every third Monday of the month
Includes a free light meal
Meeting Room: Cafeteria
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
1675 Riggins Rd
Contact: Roy Price
Narcolepsy Support Group of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Tallahassee Depressive and Manic Depressive Support Group
Insight Support Group
Delores Wussler, (850) 942-7483
Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Florida Capital Area Chapter of C.H.A.D.D. (for individuals with ADD/ADHD)
Leon Learning Disabilities Association
FSU Psychology Clinic
The L.L Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic
Providing community services
If you are interested in finding a support group and those listed above are not suitable, the Telephone Counseling and Referral Service, and independent organization, maintains a more extensive database of support groups in Tallahassee and the Big Bend area. You may reach TCRS at (850) 224-NEED or online at www.tcrs211.org (see Community Referrals).
Please note that inclusion of a support group on this website does not imply endorsement or recommendation by SDRC.
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Vendors of Adaptive Equipment
This section contains links to companies that sell adaptive equipment for the disabled. The SDRC does not endorse nor recommend any of the companies listed on this page. We provide these links as a convenience for those who wish to locate vendors that may meet their requirements. If you would like us to link to a particular company, please e-mail us its web address and a short description of what it offers. Be aware that these links are not affiliated with the SDRC and hence may contain formatting not accessible to all individuals.
Henter-Joyce produces adaptive computer equipment for the visually impaired. Their products include JFW for Windows.
GW Micro offers adaptive computer equipment for the visually impaired. Their product offerings include VocalEyes and WindowEyes.
Maxi Aids sells a large selection of adaptive gadgets and equipment for people with a variety of disabilities. They have an online catalog where you can get more details about specific products.
Telesensory Home Page
Telesensory specializes in adaptive equipment for the visually impaired. Their products range from CCTV's to reading machines.
HumanWare specializes in assembling computer systems adapted to persons with disabilities. They are an adaptive computer reseller.
TextHelp is a program designed to help learning disabled students enhance their vocabulary and spelling.
Active and Able
Active and Able is a company dedicated to accessibility offering a variety of products as well as helping individuals to locate organizations, agencies or institutions that may offer them assistance.
Uk's online shop for daily living aids with special emphasis on mobility aid products.
Services and repairs wheelchairs - (850) 222-1723
Services and repairs wheelchairs - (850) 973-9333
Program that enables individuals with disabilities to participate in sports. Please contact The Florida Disabled Outdoors Association at www.fdoa.org for more information.
Accessible Tallahassee Area Housing
324 N. MLK Blvd.
Lake Ella Manor
1433 N. Adams St.
Miccosukee Hills Apts.
3201 Miccosukee Rd.
GIBB Oakridge Village
274 Ross Rd.
Gibb Mabry Village
2441 Roberts Ave.
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) http://ace.fsu.edu
ACE provides assistance to students with time management, organizational strategies, effective note taking, preparing for exams, using your preferred learning styles to your advantage, and what to expect in college classes. The ACE instructors deliver these learning modules in a variety of formats, including workshops, courses, individual consultations, and online educational materials. Additionally, ACE plays a key role in connecting undergraduate students to the range of academic support services and programs that are available at Florida State University."Math Help Center
The FSU Math Help Center, located in 110 Milton Carothers Hall, is available as a resource to all FSU students needing help in the following math courses: MAT 0024, MAT 1033, MAC 1105, MAC 1114, MGF 1106, MGF 1107, MAC 1140, MAC 2233, and MAC 2311. Limited help is provided in the following courses: MAC 2312, MAC 2313, and MAD 2104. Help is also provided for the math section of the CLAST. Assistance is provided on problems in the text or handouts that indicate help is permitted. No help is given for take-home exams or quizzes. For more information and current hours of operation, call 644-1222.
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Reading and Writing Center
In addition to the
Reading/Writing Center's regular tutorial services, on-line tutorial
instruction in writing is now available. Trained tutors in the Reading/Writing
Center will work with writers via e-mail to provide help with writing
and developing ideas, drafting, revising and editing.
Writers may submit questions or texts to RWC instructors by e-mailing a tutor at email@example.com. To e-mail a text you may copy and paste your text to e-mail message or send a text or generic version of your paper as an attachment. A tutor will normally respond within 48 hours, not counting weekends or holidays. (Messages sent on Friday will be answered on Tuesday). On-line tutorials are not available when Florida State classes are not in session.
Please note that RWC tutors will not correct texts for writers but will help writers make the necessary changes themselves.
Free On-line Tutorials
As with regular tutorials in the Reading/Writing Center, on-line tutorials are offered on an as-available basis. If you have an important paper due, be sure to e-mail a tutor as early as possible to be sure that you can receive help with that paper. If due to excessive demand, tutors are unable to respond to your writing, you will receive a message stating that tutors are unable to respond to your writing. You may also try scheduling a face-to face tutorial by calling 644-6495 or visiting the Reading/Writing Center in room 230 of the Williams Building.
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Adaptive equipment and software are located in the Assistive Technology Lab on the main floor of Strozier Library, behind the Information Desk in room 106. First time users may ask for assistance on how to operate the equipment by contacting Natalie Jean, Special Services Librarian, by phone at 850-645-6462, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of available equipment, please contact the Special Services Librarian.
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Inquiries about on and off campus housing should be directed to the University Housing office in Student Life Building (on the corner of Wildwood and Traditions Way). Documentation that supports request for accommodations must be provided to the Housing Office. For more information, contact the University Housing office at (850)-644-2860.
Florida State University's Parking Services is located in Building C of the University Center in suite 5406. You can access their website at www.parking.fsu.edu. Parking permits and citations can be paid in the University Center Student Financial Services in Building A, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. If you have a documented disability, you can acquire a temporary three-week parking permit that will allow you to be able to park in the handicap parking areas on Florida State University's campus. You must present documentation of disability from a physician to Parking Services. For more information, please contact FSU Parking Services at (850)-644-5278.
NOTE: The parking permit is only temporary and extended for about three weeks. If you are in need of a permanent handicap parking decal, you will need to apply for one at the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.
Adult Learning Center 644-3611
Career Center 644-6431
Handicap Parking Hangtags 921-6137
Computer Help Center 644-2591
Counseling Center 644-2003
Dean of Students 644-2428
Division of Blind Service 488-5133
Financial Aid 644-5871
FSU Directory Assistance 644-2525
SDRC Computer Lab 644-5532
Parking Services 644-5278
Psychology Clinic 644-3006
Registrar's Office 644-1050
Strozier Library 644-3278
Thagard Health Center 644-6230
Undergraduate Studies 644-2740
University Housing 644-2860
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