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Disability Support Services

Commencement 2009

Upcoming Events

January 14th

DORS Pathways Program Information Session

Technical Center (TC), Room 136, Rockville Campus

7:00PM to 9:00PM

We are excited to announce the launch of the DORS Pathways Program, an educational support program for college students who are on the Autism Spectrum.  Beginning Spring 2015, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) in collaboration with Montgomery College Disability Support Services (DSS) will offer educational supports for eligible students at Montgomery College.

Please join on us on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to learn more about this wonderful opportunity. Program goal, eligibility criteria, and services will be reviewed during this session. To RSVP, please email your name and phone number to dss@montgomerycollege.edu. For additional information about the DORS Pathways Program please download the DORS Pathways Program Fact Sheet (PDF).






What We Do

Disability Support Services (DSS) is dedicated to assisting students with disabilities accomplish their personal, scholastic and career goals. We do this by teaching academic and advocacy skills; eliminating the physical, technical and attitudinal barriers that limit opportunities; and promoting an awareness of the experience of persons with disabilities within social, political, and economic constructs.

About DSS

Location, Hours, and People  
DSS Services
Faculty/Staff Guide
Rights & Responsibilities   Voter Registration 
Disability-Related Resources  FAQs
Visiting Students Taking Summer Classes
Visiting Students with Disabilities Taking Only Summer Classes
Students with Service Animals
Accessibility@MC: Service Animal Definition and Procedure


Step-by-Step Arranging for Services

  • Initiating Services & Accommodations

     
  1. Apply for Admission to the College
  2. Obtain an Intake Packet
  3. Obtain Documentation - Verification and Release Forms
  4. Submit the completed Intake Packet to a Campus DSS Office with documentation of disability
  5. Submit High School and College Transcripts, if available (unofficial is fine)
  6. Schedule Appointment with DSS Counselor
  7. Meet with a DSS counselor to discuss goals, make plans, select courses, and determine/request classroom accommodations using a Request for Services Form at least six weeks before the start of the semester to ensure timely services. Counselors design an Accommodations Letter for each student listing authorized classroom accommodations based on documentation of the disability provided by the student.
  8. Get a Disability Retirement - Tuition Waiver Certification Form (if eligible) signed at the local Social Security Office and bring it to Admissions.
  9.  Information for Visiting Students taking Summer Classes
  • Sharing the Accommodation Letter

  1. Pick up your Accommodations Letter in the DSS office before or during the first week of school.
  2. During the first or second week of classes, deliver and discuss your Accommodations letter with your instructors to make arrangements for your authorized accommodations.
  • Returning DSS Students

  1. Request classroom accommodations using a Request for Services Form at least 6 weeks before the start of the semester to ensure timely services. Requests for accommodations and services will be processed as rapidly as possible if submitted after the deadline.
  2. If you need changes in your services or accommodations, please make an appointment to see a DSS counselor to discuss the changes..
  3. Pick up your Accommodations Letter in the DSS office before or during the first week of school.
  4. During the first or second week of classes, deliver and discuss your Accommodations letter with your instructors to make arrangements for your authorized accommodations.

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