By: John Perez/Staff Videographer The Director of the Disability Resource Center and the Assistant Director of Career and Talent Development speak on how the University…
There has been an increase in fake service dogs and the states, including Florida, have begun to crack down on them – for good reason, too, according to the access consultant manager for the University’s Disability Resource Center, as service animals are “important tools” for people who want to live a more independent life.
Certain groups of students are given priority registration dates and can register prior to regular registration, according to the official University procedures.
College is often referred to as the most difficult time in one’s academic career. For students with disabilities, it would be exponentially more difficult if it weren’t for the efforts of the Disability Resource Center.
Emotional support animals, a growing demographic among universities nationwide, have taken up a role in the lives of students with diagnosed psychiatric disabilities — as residents of dorm rooms.
Committed to guiding and supporting students with disabilities during their college experience, the Disabilities Resource Center at FIU “provides the resources to facilitate a smooth transition to university life,” as stated on their website.
“There was a very big stigma that if you were a DRC student you were just trying to gain the system … One of the major highlights of the last few years is really showing professors how accountable we hold our students and how accountable they want to be held,” said Stephen Loynaz, access consultant manager for the DRC.
The Disability Resource Center at FIU allows students who suffer from various disorders to continue their studies by providing them with the help and support they need to finish their studies and succeed in their careers.
Good health is essential to students’ success while at the university and throughout their life, which is why FIU Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to providing Panthers with quality health services, which will allow them to thrive both academically and personally.
Delanie Garcia/contributing Writer It’s one thing to enjoy music, but it’s another for it to change your entire life. Fabian Carrera, a senior Music and…