Welcome to the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) website. The OSD staff provides students with documented disabilities the academic support services and accommodations they need to give them equal access to all the academic programs at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Registration with the OSD is not mandatory; however, students must register with the OSD in order to receive authorized academic accommodations from the University. Academic accommodations are based on self-report of the disability and effective prior accommodations; observation and interaction with OSD counselor; as well as disability documentation submitted by the student. These accommodations are provided to support students in achieving academic success at the University as well as to assist them in developing the necessary compensatory skills they will need to be successful in their life after graduation. In addition to providing academic support services and accommodations to students with disabilities, we also provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for all students.
Our comprehensive academic support services include advocacy, academic accommodations, Assistive Technology equipment/software training, Assistive Technology Computer Lab, Learning Strategies training, and an active student organization. The OSD has offices on three FAU campuses – Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter; however, disability services are available for students attending any of the six FAU campuses.
Call us or come to our office and meet with one of our staff members to find out how we can help you or to find out about volunteer opportunities.