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FIU’s Disability Resource Center has served the university community for more than 20 years and leads the campus in the creation of usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. The DRC houses a state-of-the-art adaptive technology lab and supports adaptive computer stations throughout campus. DRC envisions an inclusive community that promotes social awareness and celebrates individuality and diversity.

National trends suggest the number and diversity of students, faculty and staff with disabilities will continue to increase. Today our DRC program serves more than 3,500 students, encompassing those completing undergraduate programs, College of Law, College of Medicine, and Ph.D. programs.

We anticipate this growth to continue as unprecedented numbers of students continue to be impacted by COVID-19 and returning Veterans with disabilities enroll in college.

DRC also provides financial support to students with disabilities by providing scholarship opportunities through the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, the Dr. Fareed Haj Scholarship Endowment for blind and low vision students, and the Accessing the World Scholarship.

If you are interested in supporting the DRC and FIU students with disabilities, please contact Joan Casanova Gonzalez at casanova@fiu.edu or 305-348-3583, or give securely through the form below.

REAL Impact

New Students: DRC welcomed 874 students with disabilities to our university community last year and served over 3,500 in total with a variety of academic accommodations.

Graduation: DRC congratulated 366 students with disabilities on their timely graduation this past year.

DRC provides support to over 2,800 undergraduate students, 349 graduate/master's, 127 College of Law, 85 Phd/Doctorate, 77 College of Medicine.

Scholarships: DRC awarded over $275,000 in scholarship funds to over 120 students with disabilities in support of their academic success and in emergency aid funds related to COVID-19 and medical needs.

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