Apply for Disability Support Services

How to Request Accomodations

To request reasonable accommodations and support services through the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS), please complete these five simple steps:

The first step is to complete the Application Form every semester.

Accommodations may change from semester to semester and will not be implemented retroactively.

If you need assistance completing the form, please contact your coordinator.

All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, according to the needs of the individual and the individual’s specific program of study for a particular semester.

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Documentation should be current and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be emailed, mailed, or dropped off in person to your coordinator. 

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After receiving your paperwork, the DSS staff will schedule an initial appointment to assist you with access, accommodations, and services that you may need.

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After you receive the email notice confirming your approved accommodation plan. Present your instructors with your Approved Accommodations Plan to coordinate accommodations. It's good practice to also have a confidential discussion with your instructor about your accommodations shortly after giving them the letter. You aren't required to disclose medical information to your instructors.

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Pay attention to what's working, what's not working, and what kind of barriers you're still experiencing throughout the semester. Your accommodations aren't set in stone.

Please notify your coordinator right away if you encounter any serious academic barriers at CSM.

It is very important to have your documentation correct and up to date to receive services. Temporary accommodation can be provided while you are obtaining your documentation. A list of psychologists in the metro area can be provided by DSS for those who need psychoeducational assessment. Additionally, you can find out what documentation is sufficient for your disability by downloading the guidelines below:

Contact Us

La Plata Campus

Christina Centineo, M.Sc.
Coordinator, ADA

Antonia Davis
Administrative Assistant


Leonardtown Campus

Rhonda M. Crockett, M. Ed.
DSS Coordinator

Prince Frederick Campus

Penny Windsor
DSS Coordinator
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