Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR)
667 Ardelia Court
Tallahassee, FL 32307
The CEDAR offers a wide range of support services and accommodations for all FAMU students with disabilities. Appropriate services are determined and provided based upon the student's specific disability, functional limitations of the disability, and the academic requirements of the appropriate department, college, school or program. For more information on how to request accommodations please click HERE.
Accommodation policies and procedures can be found on the links on this page.
The CEDAR provides accommodations and services tailored to the individual need(s) of each student. If a student is not satisfied with the accommodations provided, he/she may engage in the grievance processto resolve the situation. When appropriate, disability services and reasonable accommodations can include disability support & empowerment groups, professional & personal development workshops, and the following:
Disability Assessment Services
The CeDAR Learning Assessment Center (LAC) provide low cost comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for youth, college students, and adults from the local community, who may be experiencing scholastic difficulties due to a suspected learning disability or Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Application materials can be obtained from the CeDAR LAC office. Once completed, your application will be carefully reviewed by the Clinical Services Coordinator to determine if services are appropriate for you. If it is determined that you would benefit from the service, you will be asked to submit a deposit and given an appointment time. Fees for services are as follows:
• Course Registration Assistance • Declaration of Major • Change of major • Academic Advising • Tutoring (Upon Availability)
Counseling Services & Resource Referrals
The CeDAR works very closely with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) to provide opportunities for financial assistance to our students. A representative from Vocational Rehabilitation is on duty at the CeDAR office every Thursday. Students interested in learning more about VR and speaking with our representative can make an appointment with the CeDAR office.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.
Examples of VR Services:
Medical and Psychological Assessment Vocational Evaluation and Planning Career Counseling and Guidance Training and Education After High School Job-Site Assessment and Accommodations Job Placement Job Coaching On-the-Job Training Supported Employment Assistive Technology and Devices Time-Limited Medical and/or Psychological Treatment
1. Testing Accommodations • Alternative Testing Site • Test Readers • Change of Test Formats • Extended Test and Quiz Time 2. Course Accommodations • Modified Course Requirements • Modified Course Assignments • Extended Course Requirements
3. Classroom Accommodations • Preferential Seating Recommendation • Class Relocation Recommendation • Note Takers • Reduced Course Load Recommendation • Books in Alternative Format • Recorded Lectures • Readers, Interpreters, & Scribes
4. Course Substitutions
5. Innovative Assistive Technology • C-Pen 20 • Digital Voice Editor • Quicklook: The Ultimate Portable Magnifier • Quicktionary Reading Pen • Reliant Auto-Focus CCTV and Mini CCTV • Sorenson VRS • Talking Calculators • Digital Recorders • Brainchild Personal Learning System
6. Adaptive Learning Laboratory • 18 Station Dell Desktop Optiplex Computers with the following loaded software: • Dragon Naturally Speaking • Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) • JAWS 7. Mobility Shuttle Services