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Disabled Students

Florida Keys Community College is committed to providing full access to all programs, services and facilities for qualified individuals with documented disabilities as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Disabilities as outlined in the ADA and by the College may include specific learning disabilities, visual, hearing, speech, physical and other disabilities determined by individual situations. Disabled Student Services assists the disabled student in all aspects of college life to ensure his/her educational experience is a successful one. Financial aid is available for students with disabilities who are enrolling part-time based upon a necessary disability accommodation.

The Coordinator of Disabled Student Services is available to meet with students to provide details about the services listed on this web page. We encourage interested individuals to contact Disabled Student Services.

Click here to download the Guide to the Office of Students with Disabilities brochure. This brochure includes information regarding services avaiable, disability categories, documentation guidelines, how to obtain services, equity statement and access statement.

For more information please check out the Florida Department of Educations website here.
 
Funding information:
FKCC Scholarships
FKCC Financial Aid
Family Network on Disabilities
Vocational Rehabilitation
Learning Ally
Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships
P.Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship
National Society of the DAR/Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship
Ruby's Rainbow
 
National Voters Registration Act-Section 7
The Coordinator of Disabled Student Services is here to help you become a registered voter or update an application.
 
 Every applicant has the right to:
-Apply to register or update registration record
-Have services/benefits/assistance unaffected by registering or not registering
-Receive the same degree of assistance as provided for primary agency service/benefit/assistance
-Be able to complete application privately
-Have information kept confidential
-Submit a complaint regarding violation of the above to the DOS
 
Voters Registration-English
Voters Registration-Spanish
 
Please click here for more information and do not hesitate to contact a Coordinator for assistance.
 
Forms:
Accommodation/Auxiliary Learning Aids Request form
Tutoring/Note Taker Check Out Application
Tutor/Note Taker Record of Services  
 
Contact Information: 
Suzy Park, Coordinator for Disabled Student Services
(305) 809-3269
suzy.park@fkcc.
 
 
 

Project A.C.C.E.S.S.

 

Project A.C.C.E.S.S. (Accessing Community College Educational experiences, Social experiences and Skills for careers) is a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program designed to  support students with intellectual disabilities who are  seeking to continue academic, career and technical, and independent living instruction at an institution of  higher education in order to prepare for gainful employment.
 
Project A.C.C.E.S.S. was one of the first community colleges in the state of Florida to offer a transition program. Project A.C.C.E.S.S. was the first community colleges in the state of Florida to implement the STAR (Student Transitioning to Adult Roles) person-centered planning process and is the second community college in the state of Florida to offer a Vertical training program.
 
Project A.C.C.E.S.S. students receive tuition waivers, academic and social mentors and is a limited access program.
 
Eligibility Musts: 
· Have finished their necessary credits for graduation with a special diploma
· Be 18-22 years of age
· Be Dual Enrolled within the Monroe County School District
 
Click here to download the Project A.C.C.E.S.S. brochure
 
Contact Information:
Karla Malsheimer, Senior Staff Assistant for Project ACCESS
(305) 809-3292
karla.malsheimer@fkcc.edu