Services for Students with Disabilities
*Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
(from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm only, SSD office staff will be located in A 107)
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
*The Services for Students with Disabilities office will close at 4:30 pm (instead of 7 pm) on the following dates: Monday, April 29, 2013 and Monday, May 6, 2013.
Location: Administration "A" Building - Suite 105
Phone: 301-846-2408 (Voice) or 240-575-2366/866-616-7243 (VP)
Mission Statement:The Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office at Frederick Community College assists and supports eligible students with disabilities. Student services may include academic advising, individualized accommodation plans, transition coaching, as well as workshops and programs. Students will be empowered to become self-advocates in order to achieve individual success at FCC and beyond. The SSD office provides community outreach and collaborates with agencies and resources to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities.
Please call to schedule an appointment.
- College Accommodation Statement
- Frederick County Resources for Adults with Disabilities
- Web Resources for Persons with Disabilities
- Sign Language Interpreter
- FCC Student Grievance Policy 5.18
- FCC Grievance Procedure for Students: Compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 5.18c
Welcome! The Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSD) is the first stop for information and assistance to support students with disabilities. We strive to reduce the impact of a disability on a student’s opportunity to learn and participate in campus life. Students who self-identify and provide appropriate documentation of a covered disability are eligible for reasonable accommodations as described in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments. We encourage students to actively participate in managing their educational success and to meet with SSD staff as early as possible to ensure adequate time to put accommodations in place.
Disability Resources include:
- Academic Advising
- Individualized Accommodation Plans (Student Success Plans)
- Early Alert Program
- Assistive Technology
- Tutorial Services/Writing Center (available to all enrolled students)
- Wednesday Getting Connected Club for students
FCC facilities include handicapped parking spaces (permit required), physically accessible restrooms, elevator access in buildings, and various forms of assistive technology available to eligible students upon request through the Services for Students with Disabilities Office.
Step One: Initial SSD Meeting
If you are interested in pursuing post-secondary options or are already enrolled at FCC but in need of accommodations, you should schedule an appointment with SSD staff at your earliest convenience. At this meeting we will discuss the nature of the reported disability and its impact on learning, the process of receiving accommodations at FCC, and the types of accommodations available.
Please bring copies of current documentation of a disability to this meeting.
Documentation must be provided by a medical expert within the last three years and include:
- a diagnosis of the disability;
- how the diagnosis was determined (what tests were given and the results); and
- a clinical summary which includes an assessment of how the disability will impact the individual in a college environment and what accommodations are recommended.
Step Two: Request for Initial Services
SSD will review your placement test results and other school records to help you plan for your course schedule. If eligible, a Student Success Plan (SSP), an accommodation plan, will be developed to address the specific courses for which you are planning to enroll. This plan must be renewed each semester. Staff is available during the semester to assist with ongoing accommodation needs or issues. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns. Timing is important! An accommodation plan should be presented to instructors as early in the semester as possible. This will allow for a dialog between the student and instructor.
Step Three: Ongoing Services
Each semester students must meet with SSD staff for advising and renewal of their SSP accommodations. This enables us to monitor student progress, as well as determine if accommodations are successful.
For more information or to request accommodations, please call 301-846-2408 well in advance of registration for classes. If requesting interpreting services, please email Crystal Kenney, Coordinator for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, at CKenney@frederick.edu or call 301-846-2476 or 240-575-2366/866-616-7243 (VP) at least two weeks in advance.
Frederick Community College does not discriminate in admissions, access, treatment, or employment in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or disability.
Frederick Community College subscribes to full access to all college facilities as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and as amended. The designated coordinator for the college’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and for the Americans with Disabilities Act is Kate Kramer-Jefferson, 301-846-2409.