AACC’s Disability Support Services is here to make sure you have access to every opportunity available for your education and to fully participate in college life. Our services include:
All students will need to provide documentation of their disability to AACC and then meet with a Disability Support Services advisor.
Make an appointment with a DSS advisor by calling 410-777-1411. At least one week before your appointment, submit your disability documentation by email to DSS@aacc.edu, or drop it off at the DSS office. Eligibility for accommodations and services from the Disability Support Services (DSS) office will be established when the student presents documentation of a disability.
Have your psychiatrist, psychologist, and/or diagnosing physician submit a comprehensive evaluation report that diagnoses your disability along with the Disability Verification Form and submit it to the address indicated on the form.
They will be required to provide documentation that:
Be sure the psychiatrist, psychologist or diagnosing physician is certified in the field of your disability and can be objective and relevant to the disability for which you are self-identifying. Challenges to the documentation will be made if a relative, immediate family member or friend of the family has conducted the evaluation.
If a comprehensive evaluation report that diagnoses your disability is not available, we still will require a completed Disability Verification Form from your psychiatrist, psychologist, and/or diagnosing physician.
If you do not have documentation and do not have a resource for evaluation, call 410-777-2307, option 3, to make an appointment with the DSS office. The advisors there can help with evaluation referral resources.
If you have secondary school information, such as an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan, email that information to DSS@aacc.edu or drop it off at the DSS office.
Written documentation and verification, including diagnosis of the disability and the appropriate tests administered, must be less than three years old so the DSS staff can make the necessary decisions regarding accommodations. The nature of the disability will dictate the longevity of the documentation.
If the information is not a comprehensive evaluation or if the documentation is inadequate, a Disability Verification Form will be provided to the student and/or sent to the physician or other certified professional clinician to be completed and returned to DSS.
Your Disability Support Services advisor can explain the accommodations and/or services available to you. You also will be provided an accommodation form, after your appointment.
Once you receive your accommodation forms from your Disability Support Services advisor, be sure to have both your professor and a Testing Center representative sign and date them.
Students will need to renew their accommodation form request term by completing the Accommodations Renewal form.
Learn more about Tuition Waivers for Disabled Students.