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Disability Resources

The ADA Coordinator, is an on-campus resource that you are encouraged to utilize proactively. The Coordinator serves all of FAU’s campuses and will make time to provide you with resources and information to ensure compliance with pertinent guidelines and legislation. The ADA Coordinator provides consultation on policy reviews and facilities planning, along with conducting workshops and training on disability related topics. The Coordinator can be contacted at:

Equal Opportunity Programs
Admin Bldg, Room 265
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Voice: 561-297-3004
Fax: 561-297-2402

Other On Campus Resources:

On-campus Accessible Housing

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

Today & Beyond Wellness

Today & Beyond Wellness is the health education department of FAU Student Health Services, located in SS-8 Room 222 on the Boca Raton campus. Our programs advocate the prevention of health problems through education and participation. Helping to serve in the mission of promoting healthy lifestyle choices is the peer education team, which is always looking for new members. In the Today & Beyond Wellness office, you will find free health information in the form of brochures, handouts, books, and videos on topics such as alcohol, drugs, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, stress, exercise, nutrition, tobacco, self-esteem, birth control, and more. Free HIV testing and free condoms are also available. We provide resources, opportunities, and disseminate information to educate the FAU community about health & wellness. It is our goal to create a campus environment that promotes, encourages, and supports healthy decisions, behaviors, and lifestyles. All services and programs are open to students with disabilities. If accommodation(s) for a disability is required contact Today & Beyond Wellness at 561-297-1048, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance of the date of the event. For a list of all upcoming events please see our calendar of events at www.shs.fau.edu/today or stop by and see us Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm.


Student Health Services

Comprehensive medical care is provided for all eligible FAU students. The Boca Raton campus Student Health Services (SHS) is staffed by Master's prepared registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners, board certified Family Physicians, also a board certified Dentist and a Dental clinic. General medical care is provided for: illness and injuries; men's and women’s health care and testing for sexually transmitted diseases; mental health issues; and health promotion counseling. The student health fee included in the tuition pays for most visits. Reduced fees are charged for laboratory testing, medical treatments, procedures, medications, equipment and supplies. All services are provided by appointment. The appointment scheduler can be reached by dialing (561) 297-2276. Student Health Services is conveniently located on the Boca Raton campus in the Health Services Building, second floor, room 240 (above the breezeway cafe).

The new FAU Pharmacy is now open for business, serving FAU students, faculty, staff and other community members. A wide selection of over-the-counter items and prescription medications are maintained or are typically available within 24 hours. The FAU Pharmacy is currently contracted with CAREMARK-Florida Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Express Scripts and a variety of other insurance plans. FAU students without insurance coverage will receive substantially discounted pricing. For more information about the pharmacy please call 561-297-0072. All services are open and available to accommodate students with disabilities. If special accommodations are required or needed you can contact Student Health Services at 561-297-3512. For more information about Student Health Services and the Pharmacy please log on to www.shs.fau.edu .

Safety at FAU

The Florida Atlantic University Police Department provides a full range of public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Police are also present daytime hours on the Port St. Lucie and Broward campuses. The FAU police department operates in accordance with the Police Standards and Training Commission in the State of Florida. Officers are fully trained professionals who patrol the campuses by vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, and on foot. Some services provided are traffic enforcement, accident investigation, criminal investigation, special events management, crime prevention programs and victim advocacy.

The Victim Advocacy Program is for all students, faculty, and staff who may become the victim of crime either off or on any FAU campus. (561.297.0500 or victimservices@fau.edu ). The victim advocate can help you with information about your options in cases of rape, sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence, assault, battery and other crimes. You DO NOT have to make a police report to utilize the services of the victim advocate. The role of the victim advocate is to intervene for crime victims and help them survive the experience. Services include crisis intervention, emotional support, information and referral, liaison with police departments, evaluation of options, safety planning, accompaniment through the criminal and judicial processes and documentation of victimization through letters to employers or professors.

Campus crime statistics may be found on the web directly at http://ope.ed.gov/security/InstList.asp or are available through www.fau.edu/police . Also at the FAUPD website is the current police blotter, crime alerts, upcoming self-defense classes (RAD) and educational presentations. Members of the department are available to make group or classroom presentations on a variety of subjects, including acquaintance rape, sexual assault, drugs and alcohol, identity theft, campus safety and other crime prevention topics. The department operates an anonymous crime-reporting program through the police web page: the “ Silent Witness Program ."

If you are studying late on the Boca campus, call the Night Owls Campus Escort Service (561.297.3782) to accompany you safely to all locations on this campus. These escorts work from dusk to the early hours of the morning. "Code Blue" Emergency Telephones are located throughout the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie campuses. These phones feature safety lighting and ring directly to the Police Dispatch.

Dial 911 for emergency police, fire and medical response on all campuses. For other services: Boca campus 561.297.3500. Jupiter campus: 561.779.8700 Port St. Lucie: 772.873.3400 for the Broward campuses, please contact Boca Raton Campus Central Police Dispatch at 561.297.3500 for the correct office.

FAU STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER BROWARD CAMPUSES
TRAIN YOUR MIND, TRAIN YOUR BODY

The FAU Student Wellness Center is a place for you to exercise and to learn more about staying healthy. We offer a FREE membership to currently enrolled FAU students and also encourage faculty, staff, family and friends to join at a great rate!

The Wellness Center welcomes all individuals and provides a variety of services and equipment for members with disabilities.

The fitness room features exercise equipment designed for wheelchair accessibility. For example, both endurance and strength training can be performed with the new VitaGlide™. The arm cycle is also a great workout for the upper body and helps increase cardiovascular endurance. Stretching ropes help you get a great flexibility workout.

The locker rooms feature a wheelchair accessible shower and changing area, with a privacy curtain. Multi-tiered lockers provide easy access to a free, daily locker.

The Wellness Staff is trained to assist all members and we provide a free exercise programming service! The staff can design your exercise program, teach you how to use the equipment, and provide any additional assistance at your request.

To share your ideas on how the Wellness Center can better serve members with disabilities, please call the director, Melissa Holt, at 954-236-1011 or mholt7@fau.edu .

Resources/Links for Laws and Federal Agencies:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Florida Building Code (Chapter 11)

Access Board A federal committee that recommends new guidelines to be added to ADAAG; can also offer assistance in translation of technical guidelines.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) The guidelines created by the Access Board for national standards of accessibility.

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) The Federal agency that oversees disability issues in educational settings.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Federal Agency that oversees compliance with the Amnericans with Disabilities Act and The Rehabilitation Act of 1973. They can also provide guidance on interpreting the law.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) A national organization that provides educational information on appropriate accommodations for employees with disabilities.

US Department of Urban Housing and Development
Disability Rights and Resources

This Federal agency provides info about laws and rights of people with disabilities in housing.

Federal Fair Housing First They can help translate technical accessibility guidelines for housing.

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