• 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

The Office of Accessibility Services (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 and information relevant to their experience as students with disabilities at FSU. Utilizing Zoom meetings, the OAS will engage with first-year students and their families on a variety of different topics. Presenters will cover frequently asked questions, and students and families will have the opportunity to ask their questions.  To request accommodations for any of the First Year Friday events, please contact the event host Shannon Bernick at sbernick@fsu.edu.

For links to events from previous semesters, please check out our YouTube channel, Instagram, or Facebook page!

Program Date & Time Description How to Join
Movin’ on Up: Understanding the Differences Between High School and College Services

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Join the OAS for an in-depth discussion on the differences between high school and college services including accommodations, resources and expectations of students with disabilities at FSU.  We’ll provide answers to frequently asked questions and offer you the opportunity to ask questions of your own.

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AIM High: How to Use the OAS Student Portal for All Your Accommodation Needs

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Did you know there is a one-stop-shop for everything you need related to your disability and accommodations? Join the OAS as we share all the unique and helpful tools available to students through our student portal. Our tutorial will include valuable step-by-step instructions on how to request accommodations in your courses and schedule exams at our testing center.

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Your FSU Home: Making the Most Out of Living on Campus

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Students with disabilities may find unique challenges living on campus in university housing, but you should not let that stop you from experiencing the wonderful community that exists here! In this presentation, host Shannon Bernick discusses both the how and why of applying for housing accommodations and what those accommodations entail. She is joined by University Housing program assistant Sarah Dennis, who shines a light on what students who live on campus can expect, and what resources are available to them. 

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What Does "Wellness" Mean to You?: Exploring Disability-Conscious Wellness and Self-Care Practices

June 18th

11:00 a.m. EST

As a student with a disability, you know what you need to feel your best and thrive. The OAS is providing 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 as we explore how to prioritize your disability-related needs and practice self-care. Zoom
Engaging School Supports: How to Build Meaningful Relationships and Practice Self-Advocacy

July 2nd

11:00 a.m. EST

One of the most important things you will do as an FSU student is build strong relationships with your instructors. Join the OAS for a session on how to strengthen your relationships with faculty and staff and effectively use self-advocacy measures to communicate your needs. Zoom
Family Ties: Engaging Family Supports to Help You Succeed at School

July 9th

11:00 a.m. EST

Family support is an integral piece of students’ success, especially for students with disabilities. Join the OAS as we discuss effective family supports including how students can communicate their need for autonomy and balance their independence with emotional, financial, and other supports from their families.  Zoom
       

 


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!

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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.

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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!

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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).

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PowerPoint Presentation (with links)