Disability Support Services
Carroll’s Office of Disability Support Services is committed to promoting accessibility, fostering inclusion, and expanding opportunity. We strive to empower the individual learner for greater growth and success and to assist students through reasonable and appropriate postsecondary support services. Through a working partnership with our students, through commitment, education, active listening, strategic planning, collaboration and timely advocacy, our services for students are uniquely tailored to the diverse needs and specific circumstances of each individual learner.
The Office of Disability Support Services also strives to raise disability awareness across campus and throughout the community. By providing educational programming, advocacy, collaboration and coordination of services with Carroll faculty, local agencies, or community stakeholders, we seek to support both the visible and invisible needs and interests of all. By serving as an active conduit between our students and the many available resources both on and off-campus, we strive to foster health, wellness and connection, to promote an optimal learning experience for each student, and to provide an individualized foundation of support that ensures an equal opportunity for success for all students.
- Documentation needs may vary by disability type and other case-by-case circumstances.
- The requirement for current documentation does not apply to physical or sensory disabilities of a permanent unchanging nature.
- In the event of questions or concerns about the age, availability or appropriateness of documentation, contact the Disability Support Services office to discuss your specific needs and documentation, as special circumstances may warrant individualized consideration.
- If documentation is lacking, you are given the opportunity to provide the needed information. As a courtesy, the College offers a list of agencies and practitioners qualified to conduct assessments. The College does not endorse any agency or practitioner.
- All documentation the College receives is confidential and is not shared without your written permission.
The College maintains the right to make the final decisions in regard to reasonable accommodations/learning strategies.
Submit your confidential documentation in a sealed envelope with your contact information included.
Send your documentation to:
Carroll Community College
Office of ADA Support Services
1601 Washington Road, A101
Westminster, MD 21157
Or deliver your documentation to the Director of Disability Support Services, Joe Tatela, in Room A101.
Useful Tips & Resources
Assistance with course registration is available through the Office of ADA Support Services. Students with disabilities are also welcome to use the academic advising services available to all students in the Advising and Transfer Center (A102).
Students with disabilities are eligible to apply for the same types of scholarships and financial aid available to all students. In addition, students with disabilities may be able to obtain assistance through the Division of Rehabilitation Services. Any individual receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is eligible for a tuition waiver and should contact the Cashier’s Office near the front entrance of the Great Hall. For more information, contact 410-386-8040.
Parking is provided for students with physical disabilities in front of the Allied Health/Nursing Building, between the Allied Health/Nursing Building and the Learning Resources Center, and behind the Fine Arts/Business Training Center. Reserved parking spaces are identified using the familiar “handicap parking only” international symbol. View a map of parking available on the campus.
Parking spaces marked for disabled use require a Motor Vehicle Administration-issued disabled license plate or permit.
Temporary permits may be issued by the Facilities Management office (A203) with proper documentation. Permits are good for up to two weeks and cannot be renewed.
If the temporary disability exceeds the two-week period, a permanent or long-term permit must be applied for through the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
The Facilities Management office is responsible for the removal or modification of physical barriers throughout the campus. College facilities are regularly examined to ensure accessibility requirements are met. Stairwells in every building are signed “Stair Area of Rescue Assistance, Use for Rescue Assistance During an Emergency.” Students with disabilities are encouraged to become familiar with these locations. Questions or concerns related to building accessibility should be directed to the Facilities Management office at 410-386-8490.
Testing Center hours may vary depending upon the day and semester. Check here for current hours and requirements.
Students are typically required to contact the Testing Center at 410-386-8450 in advance of their test date(s) to schedule appointments for accommodated tests or exams.
- Anxiety & Depression Association of America – Resources for College Students
- Join Carroll’s Chapter of ACTIVE MINDS or contact Disability Support staff for Club information.
- Carroll County Department of Health – Mental Health Resources
- Help is just a call or a click away! Access our free, 24/7 & confidential Student Assistance Program (SAP). Get connected to speak with an expert counselor. Call 1-800-327-2251, download the BHS App, or visit https://portal.bhsonline.com/
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- Student Care & Integrity and Student Assistance Program (SAP) Info
Contact Disability Support Services
Director of Disability Support Services
410-386-8327 | JTatela@carrollcc.edu
Assistant Director, Disability Support Services