Information for Veterans

 

Photograph of Marine Staff Sgt. John Jones from the “Injured Soldiers” collection by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Welcome to the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Our mission is to support students with disabilities in their pursuit of equity and excellence in education. We greatly appreciate the service you have provided to our nation and are committed to assisting you to achieve your educational goals.  The OSD works with students who have varied disabilities including medical disabilities, physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities (including PTSD), learning disabilities, visual impairments, traumatic brain injuries, and/or hearing impairments. We assess each student’s needs individually to determine how we can best support her/his success at FAU.

OSD provides a number of services to veterans with disabilities. In addition to providing academic accommodations and physical access to all areas of FAU campuses, we work with each student personally to supply referrals to other FAU support services as well as agencies within the community. We are aware that many veterans have been out of school for a number of years, and we are available to support your transition back into the academic arena.  OSD has study skills training available to facilitate a smooth transition back into the classroom and to assist in the development of compensatory skills and strategies. The Office for Students with Disabilities also houses a state of the art assistive technology lab. Hands on training in all types of assistive technology is provided to help students gain independence and prepare for entry into the workforce.

OSD collaborates with the Career Development Center to present specialized workshops as well as the Office of Military & Veterans Affairs.  We participate in the Workforce Recruitment Program, a federal program to facilitate internship placement for students with disabilities. A number of students have found meaningful and relevant internships through their involvement with the Program.

Please feel free to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at 561-297-3880 for additional information.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

On Campus Resources

The Office of Military & Veteran Affairs:

The Office of Military & Veterans Affairs promotes activities and programs intended to enhance military and veteran student success. The assurance of a caring environment conducive to veteran support with the widest possible reach is our perpetual commitment. By fostering a culture of communication and understanding between community and institutional stakeholders about veteran issues, veteran students are provided with the best tools and opportunities to succeed.  http://www.fau.edu/vets/

Veteran Owls:

Please request to join the group on here but contact us at veteranowls@fau.edu for more information about the organization or to get involved.

Veteran Owls is dedicated to help fellow collegiate veterans in the transition from military to college life and to enrich the community and the Florida Atlantic University with veteran sponsored and patriotic events. All Veterans, ROTC, and patriotic students are welcome. We are not politically oriented, but are a Pro-American and Pro-Veteran group. https://fau.collegiatelink.net/organization/VeteranOwls/about

 

Resources

 

American Veterans with Brain Injuries - www.AVBI.org
Blinded Veterans Association - www.bva.org
Disabled American Veterans - www.dav.org
PTSD information - http://www.rntobsn.org/resources/ptsd/
Paws 4 Liberty – www.paws4liberty.org

 

 

 Last Modified 8/27/15