• 2020 Toni Jo Mason Scholars take a picture with the Toni Jo Mason Scholarship Foundation Trustees after being recognized in a ceremony.

OAS Events

First-Year Fridays with OAS

OAS is excited to welcome first-year students and their families to FSU! First-Year Fridays with OAS offers a time for family members and first-year students to engage with OAS staff, students, and content/information relevant to their experience as students with disabilities at FSU. Utilizing live streaming through the OAS Social Media profiles (Instagram & Facebook), the office will engage with first-year students and their families on a variety of different topics. Students and families will be able to ask questions in the live feed and will be encouraged to join the live feed themselves to ask questions of the presenter and those present for the program.

Program Date & Time Description How to Join
Goodbye High School...Hello, College: Discussing the Transition to College June 12th, 1pm Join the Office of Accessibility Services for a discussion on differences between high school and college, focusing on accommodations, learning opportunities, and expectations of students with disabilities at FSU. Be sure to like our Facebook page & follow us on Instagram to join us the day of! Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with presenters through these platforms. Recording
Your FSU Home: Making the Most Out of Living on Campus June 19th, 1pm Living on campus brings so many great experiences and benefits to thriving while you are at FSU. But living on campus with a disability presents some unique experiences and circumstances that you may not be used to. Join OAS and University Housing staff as we discuss strategies for how to take advantage of everything living on-campus offers while considering how your disability affects that experience. Be sure to like our Facebook page & follow us on Instagram to join us the day of! Instagram Live
What's Up Prof?: Building Strong and Meaningful Relationships with Your Faculty June 26th, 1pm

One of the most important things you will do as an FSU student is to build strong relationships with your faculty and instructors. Join OAS and some of our favorite faculty we work with for a session on how to effectively communicate and work with faculty on your accommodations and disability-related needs in your classes! Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram to join us on the day of the program!

Facebook Live
What Does "Wellness" Mean to You?: Exploring Disability-Conscious Wellness July 2nd, 1pm As a student with a disability, you know your needs and your threshold for what you would considering feeling well and thriving. OAS is holding a space for first-year students to explore what wellness looks like when their disability is taken into consideration, what we like to call disability-conscious wellness! Join us on our Facebook page and Instagram for the live program with some special guests sharing how to prioritize your disability-related needs and wellness. Instagram Live
Getting Involved with OAS July 10th, 1pm Wanna know what's like to get involved on-campus? Join OAS and a panel of current students as they share their experiences of getting involved, from finding a passion on-campus and navigating relationships with peers to taking on leadership roles. Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram to join us on the day of the program! Instagram Live
Effective Family Support for Students with Disabilities July 17th, 1pm Family support is so important to student success, especially for students with disabilities. Join OAS as we discuss what effective support looks like from family members and avenues for support for family members. We'll also dive into the best ways students can communicate their need for autonomy and balance their need to make their own decisions with emotional, financial, and other types of support from their families. Be sure to like our Facebook page and Instagram to join the day of the program! Facebook Live
Fall Family Check-In August 7th, 1pm Before you know it, the fall semester will be here! Check-in with OAS staff as we answer your burning questions about the fall and provide an open forum for family members and students to get mentally prepared for the fall semester. Facebook Live
Taking AIM: Using the OAS Student Portal & Setting Yourself Up for Success August 14th, 1pm Did you know that there is a one-stop-shop for everything you need related to your disability and accommodations? OAS is excited to share all of the unique and helpful tools available to students through our student portal. Jump on for a tutorial of the student portal. a rundown of all the tips and suggestions from OAS for a successful Fall semester, and a discussion about what fall semester might look like! Coming Soon!

A Summer of Success Series

This summer, OAS is Most of these programs will be concentrated during Summer C when incoming students begin taking classes at FSU. Some programs will repeat from the “Spring into Success” series and some will feature new topics. Below are a sample schedule and suggestions for featured topics in these programs. These programs usually will happen on Fridays and are subject to change. All programs will be part of the Virtual FSU programming initiative and some programs will fall into the Welcome FSU initiatives of the First-Year Fridays initiative with NSFP. A variety of delivery methods will be used, from Zoom meetings to live social media streaming to asynchronous connections.

Program Date & Time Description How to Join
Taking AIM: Using the OAS Student Portal & Setting Yourself Up for Success June 19th, 2pm Did you know that there is a one-stop-shop for everything you need related to your disability and accommodations? OAS is excited to share all the unique and helpful tools available to students through our student portal. Jump on for a tutorial of the student portal and a rundown of all the tips and suggestions from OAS for a successful semester!

Zoom Registration

(will be sent a link to join the day of the event)

What's Up Prof?: Building Strong and Meaningful Relationships with Your Faculty June 26th, 1pm

One of the most important things you will do as an FSU student is to build strong relationships with your faculty and instructors. Join OAS and some of our favorite faculty we work with for a session on how to effectively communicate and work with faculty on your accommodations and disability-related needs in your classes! Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram to join us on the day of the program!

Facebook Live
It's Tool Time: Tools & Academic Skills Crucial for Success July 1st, 1pm

What's in your toolbox of success? Depending on how you process information and focus during class, the delivery method of classes and exams may affect you differently. You may like to take notes by hand but find it difficult while taking online classes, or you prefer to type your notes. Maybe you have time management and organization concerns. Even the lack of social contact with peers and your instructors may be difficult during this time. The Office of Accessibility Services wants to help you in building your academic toolbox for success. Join us for a webinar showcasing the different tools and resources you will need to succeed in your classes!

Instagram Live
What Does "Wellness" Mean to You?: Exploring Disability-Conscious Wellness July 2nd, 1pm As a student with a disability, you know what your needs are and what your threshold is for feeling well and thriving. OAS is saving space for first-year students to explore what wellness looks like when their disability is taken into consideration, what we like to call “disability-conscious” wellness! Join us on our Facebook page and Instagram for a live program with special guests sharing how to prioritize your disability-related needs and wellness. Instagram Live
Trivia with CHAW July 2nd, 6pm It’s Trivia Time! OAS is partnering with CHAW for their weekly trivia evening! Category is TBD, so come back later to see what we might cover!  Instagram Live
Getting Involved with OAS July 10th, 1pm Wanna know what's like to get involved on-campus? Join OAS and a panel of current students as they share their experiences of getting involved, from finding a passion on-campus and navigating relationships with peers to taking on leadership roles. Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram to join us on the day of the program! Instagram Live
RAMPED Up Trivia Night July 14th, 7pm What you do you know about the ADA, disability law, and disability-inclusion in pop culture & media? Test your knowledge and guessing skills in a trivia night, hosted by the ASLC and OAS, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the spirit of disability-inclusion, from historical facts about disability to all of your favorite TV shows and movies that promote disability-inclusion.

Zoom Registration

(will be sent a link to join the day of the event)

It's the Finals Coundown! July 17th, 2pm We're only two weeks away from the end of the semester! Join OAS to help you find your finals preparation routine, make adjustments as needed considering changes in our classes, and give yourselves enough time to prepare. Instagram Live
RAMPED Up Movie Showing plus Q&A with Filmmaker July 22nd, 7pm It’s been 30 years of the ADA and we’ve come quite far as a country to promote accessibility. But has it gone far enough? Join ASLC, OAS, & the College of Law for a discussion on the ADA and disability inclusion, as it relates to the film  Ramped Up with filmmaker himself, Reid Davenport, and other panelists, including FSU College of Law Alumni and FSU faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. Participants are asked to watch Ramped Up prior to the program and can access it through this link. 

Zoom Registration

(will be sent a link to join the day of the event)

"I Can Show You the World;" Exploring Study Abroad Options at FSU with Disability-Related Needs July 24th, 1pm Coming Soon! Coming Soon!
Taking AIM: Using the OAS Student Portal & Setting Yourself Up for Success August 16th, 1pm Did you know that there is a one-stop-shop for everything you need related to your disability and accommodations? OAS is excited to share all of the unique and helpful tools available to students through our student portal. Jump on for a tutorial of the student portal. a rundown of all the tips and suggestions from OAS for a successful semester, and a discussion about what fall semester might look like! Coming Soon!

Spring Into Success Series (Spring 2020 Programs)

The Office of Accessibility Services hosted regular lunch hour programs on Fridays in the Spring semester to support students with disabilities as they transitioned to online learning. Below, you can find recordings of the Spring Into Success series and additional resources relevant to the topics covered. 

Name Description Resources
On Track Online: Success for FSU Students with Disabilities During FSU's move to remote class participation, the Office of Accessibility Services wants to support students with disabilities in succeeding in their classes. We recognize that online learning environments are quite different and can be both supportive and challenging for students with disabilities. Join OAS staff as we go through some tips and help you get prepared for the next couple of weeks of classes remotely.

Recording

Mental Health Apps

Apps for Productivity

Stress Worksheet

It's Tool Time: Online Resources for Your Classes What's in your toolbox of success for your online classes? We know that moving to online classes is really difficult for some students. Depending on how you process information and focus during class, online Zoom class sessions and testing online may be difficult for you. You may like to take notes by hand and find it difficult while taking online classes. Or maybe time management and organization are concerns. Even the lack of social contact with peers and your instructors may be difficult during this time. The Office of Accessibility Services wants to help you in building your academic toolbox for success. Join us for a webinar showcasing the different tools and resources you need to succeed in your online classes!

Recording

Resource PowerPoint

OAS Graduate School Preparation Workshop In partnership with the FSU Career Center, the Office of Accessibility Services is working on a program to help current undergraduate students with disabilities navigate and work through the process of applying to and preparing for graduate school. Join us for a presentation and information from the Career Center on graduate school preparation as well as real-life advice from current graduate students registered with the Office of Accessibility Services. 

Recording

Career Center Grad School Resource Page

Honorlock, Testing, Accommodations...Oh My! OAS understands that with the start of classes over the past two weeks, there are been a lot of questions about what testing and academic accommodations look like in the online environment. We wanted to bring a time for you to ask these questions to us directly in person. The program will go through the accessibility features and options in Honorlock, accommodations that may be helpful during this time to use, and tips and tools for communicating with your faculty and OAS about concerns you may have.

Recording

Canvas Video Transcript Instructions

Honorlock Student FAQ

Treat Yo Self: Prioritizing Self-Care During Uncertain Times Have you noticed you are a lot more stressed recently? Have you taken less time for you and the things you enjoy? While you may be a little more confident about your classes and accommodations now, OAS knows that it still can be difficult to find a sense of balance and wellness when our routines and environments change. Join OAS as we workshop through some different ways to prioritize self-care when doing so can be a lot more difficult. Recording
It's the Finals Countdown: Preparing for the End of the Semester We're only two weeks away from the end of the spring semester! While we are still taking class remotely, it's still important for us to find our finals preparation routine, make adjustments as needed considering changes in our classes, and give ourselves enough time to prepare. Join staff from OAS and the Academic Center for Excellence as we go through some tips and tools for finals preparation and give you the opportunity to workshop strategies to round out your semester!

Recording

ACE Studying Resources

Planning Backwards Workshee

Sweet Sweet Summer: Planning for a Summer Focusing on YOU! As the last installment of OAS’s “Spring Into Success” series, we take a look at the summer, the current circumstances we live in, and how we can make the most of it. Join OAS staff as we not only wrap up the semester with celebrations of those graduating and big accomplishments from this semester but also as we take a look at the summer, some great opportunities OAS will be offering, strategies and opportunities to think about during the summer, and forecast what success might look like for you this summer (whether you are taking classes online, conducting an internship, or spending the summer relaxing at the pool).

Recording

PowerPoint Presentation (with links)