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La Plata Campus
Glennis Daniels-Bacchus
Phone: 301-934-7614
Fax: 301-539-7696
GlennisD@csmd.edu


Leonardtown Campus
Megan Rabie
Phone: 240-725-5420
mrabie@csmd.edu


Prince Frederick Campus
Renata Zgorski
Phone: 443-550-6009
Fax: 443-550-6100
rzgorski@csmd.edu

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact the Disability Support Services office.

  1. Are there special classes or programs designed for students with disabilities?
  2. Where do I go for services?
  3. What do I need in order to be eligible for services?
  4. What happens if my documentation is not appropriate?
  5. Is my Individualized Education Program (IEP) appropriate documentation?
  6. How far in advance should a meeting be set up with the ADA/DSS Coordinator?
  7. Where would students obtain appropriate documentation for college?
  8. What is the meaning of “OTHERWISE QUALIFIED?”
  9. Am I going to receive the same accommodations that I received in high school?
  10. Is the college responsible for providing a tutor when requested?
  11. I need someone to assist me with my medication and other personal services. Will the college provide me with a personal attendant?
  12. I am a client of Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). Will the college accept my documentation from DORS?
  13. I have taken special education classes in high school. Would I be able to take college level classes?
  14. Do I have to pay tuition even though I have a disability?

1. Are there special classes or programs designed for students with disabilities?

No. Individuals must meet the technical and academic standards of the institution and program or course of study. The institution will provide reasonable accommodations to allow equal access in accordance with the law.

2. Where do I go for services?

Individuals with disabilities who wish to receive services can do so by contacting the Disability Support Services office. Each institution is required to have an office or an individual designated with the responsibility of providing services for students with disabilities.

3. What do I need in order to be eligible for services?

For an individual to be eligible for services, the individual must have a documented disability that impacts a major life activity. In addition, the individual must meet the technical and academic standards of the institution, program, or course of study.

4. What happens if my documentation is not appropriate?

You will be required to provide appropriate documentation at your own expense. It is not the institution’s responsibility to identify or assess individuals with disabilities.

5. Is my Individualized Education Program (IEP) appropriate documentation?

An IEP is a document that is developed to assist special education students, based on input from school officials and parents/guardians. It is an educational program for instruction in the public school system. Usually, the information it contains is insufficient for college.

6. How far in advance should a meeting be set up with the ADA/DSS Coordinator?

As soon as you have been accepted and decided on a college. You can also begin this process as early as the beginning of your senior year in high school. As an entering college student, you should complete this process at least four to six weeks before the semester begins.

7. Where would students obtain appropriate documentation for college?

This depends on the type of disability; for medical conditions, a medical doctor; for psychiatric conditions, a psychiatrist, therapist, clinical psychologist, or social worker; for specific learning disabilities, a psycho-educational evaluation is appropriate from a school psychologist or a clinical neuro-psychologist.

8. What is the meaning of “OTHERWISE QUALIFIED?”

An individual is “otherwise qualified” if with or without accommodations they are able to meet the technical and academic standards of the institution, program/course of study. For employment purposes, the individual can perform the essential function of the requested job with or without accommodations.

9. Am I going to receive the same accommodations that I received in high school?

It depends on the type of accommodation that was provided, the documentation and the functional limitation/impact of the disability(ies) on a major life activity.

10. Is the college responsible for providing a tutor when requested?

The college provides tutorial services to all students. The college is not responsible for providing individual tutoring for any student.

11. I need someone to assist me with my medication and other personal services. Will the college provide me with a personal attendant?

No. The college does not provide personal services.

12. I am a client of Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). Will the college accept my documentation from DORS?

Yes, if it is appropriate.

13. I have taken special education classes in high school. Would I be able to take college level classes?

It depends on the course or program of study you would like to pursue. Students who intend to pursue an Associates degree or Certificate programs that require college level Math, Reading, and English must be able to function at that level.

14. Do I have to pay tuition even though I have a disability?

While some institutions may have special programs and scholarships for individuals with disabilities, an institution is not required to waive tuition for individuals with disabilities. If you are receiving SSDI you need to contact the Financial Aid Office for requirements and eligibility to receive assistance with tuition. Also, be sure to check out http://www.fastweb.com to look for other scholarships, or look on our Resources for Students page for other scholarship search engines.