Disability Access Services Disability Access Services

Disability Access Services

 

Disability Access Services (DAS) at FCC assists and supports eligible students with disabilities. Student services may include 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. DAS provides community outreach and collaborates with agencies and resources to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. Please call to schedule an appointment.

 

 


 

Contact

Annapolis Hall (A-105)
Phone: 301.846.2408 (Voice)
Email: Disability Services

 

Service Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This includes continued virtual services with all appointments scheduled in advance. Drop-in assistance is available for on-campus questions. Please email [email protected] or call 301.846.2408 to set up an appointment.

Evening Hours
Available on Mondays by appointment

 

  Disability Resources

  • Individualized Accommodation Plans (Student Success Plans)
  • Appointments for academic coaching, case management, and as-needed touch base meetings
  • Student Success Alert Program
  • Assistive Technology
  • Bess and Frank Gladhill Learning Commons and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Learning Center (tutoring and writing center services available to all enrolled students)
  • Wednesday Getting Connected Club for students (offered in fall semester)

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 DAS office.

Steps to Obtain Disability Resources


Before requesting accommodations for FCC courses, students must have submitted an Application for Admissions and be issued a student ID number. Please know that DAS can always answer any accommodations questions before applying to FCC. Some of the types of disabilities that can obtain accommodations, but are not limited to, include the following:

 

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disabilities (LD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Acquired Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Psychological Disabilities (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Sensory Disabilities (Hearing, Vision)
  • Mobility Disabilities
  • Chronic Health (Crohn’s, Sickle Cell, Diabetes)

 

To begin your Request for Accommodations at FCC, students must do the following: 

Submit Request for Services

While filling out the Request for Services, students will have the opportunity to upload their disability documentation. If students cannot submit their documentation through the Accommodate platform, they can provide it to Disability Access Services in the following ways:
  • Email the documentation to [email protected]
  • Fax: 301-624-2778
  • Drop off at the Disability Access Services Office in Annapolis Hall, Room 105, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Request for Services Application
https://frederick-accommodate.symplicity.com/public_accommodation/

DAS Disability Documentation Guidelines  
www.frederick.edu/student-resources/disability-access-services/das-disability-documentation-guidelines.aspx

It is expected that the student fills out their application for accommodation; if a student needs assistance with submitting the Request for Services through Accommodate, the student will need to contact DAS at 301-846-2408 or by email [email protected] 

Schedule Meeting with DAS Staff

After the student has submitted their Request for Services and documentation, they will need to set up an in-person or Zoom appointment to discuss their accommodation request with the Disabilities Specialist. Following the appointment, the Disabilities Specialist will review all the information and send an accommodation approval letter to the FCC student’s email.

Please email [email protected] or call 301.846.2408 to set up an appointment, or schedule an appointment through the Accommodate platform.

Approval Letter

The student accommodation approval letter will include information on sending professors notification of accommodation for each course.
 
Students should (1) submit their request for services and applicable documentation of disability and (2) meet with a Disabilities Specialist a minimum of two weeks in advance of a class starting to ensure approved accommodations can be in place. For alternate format materials including texts, students must be approved for this accommodation and must show applicable proof of purchase in order for requests to be processed. 

Sign Language Interpreting Services

The Coordinator of Interpreting Services is the primary point of contact for the provision of interpreting services for scheduled classes, labs, tutorial sessions, and College-sponsored events or academic activities. The Coordinator works cooperatively with faculty, staff, and disabilities specialists to maintain effective communication regarding student needs and the implementation of services.

Traci Lowrey, CI/CT
Coordinator, Interpreting Services
Annapolis Hall, A-105D
301-846-2476 Voice
240-578-0844 Text
Email:  [email protected]

Requesting Interpreting Services
Students must identify themselves to the Disability Access Services (DAS) department. The student will receive an Interpreter Request Form and an Interpreting Services Agreement. Forms can be returned in person in Annapolis Hall, A105, or electronically to [email protected]. The Interpreter Request Form must be submitted to the Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the first day of class or activity. Once classes have been paid for, or arrangements for payment have been made, the Coordinator will begin to fill the request. We strive to accommodate all requests; however, those received less than two weeks in advance cannot be guaranteed.

One-time and special requests can be made by contacting the Coordinator at [email protected]. Please provide five business days’ notice, when possible.  Requests received with less than five business days’ notice cannot be guaranteed.

Interpreting Internships
Interested in interning with FCC’s Interpreting Department?  Qualified applicants work with one or more interpreters from the interpreting department to facilitate communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, employees, and visitors on campus with a mentor. The Sign Language Interpreter intern interprets for academic courses (both credit and Continuing Education), campus activities/events, and miscellaneous assignments for the College. Hours will vary each semester depending upon the interpreting needs of the College.

If you are interested, please CLICK HERE to fill out the google application form.  Submissions will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified regarding next steps.

Meet the DAS Staff

Kathleen Porter
Kathleen Porter
, M.A., CSC
Disabilities Specialist/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Counselor
Annapolis Hall (A-105B)
Phone: 301.624.2866
Fax: 301.624.2778


Traci Lowrey, CI/CT
Coordinator, Interpreting Services
Annapolis Hall (A-105E)
Phone:
301-846-2476 (Voice)
240-578-0844 (Text)
[email protected] (Email)
Fax: 301.624.2778

 

Jennifer Leonard
Jennifer Leonard
Operations Manager, Student Affairs
Annapolis Hall (A-105)
Phone: 301.846.2408
Fax: 301.624.2778

Megan Henry
Megan Henry
, M.S
Disabilities Specialist
Annapolis Hall (A-105D)
Phone: 240.629.7819
Fax: 301.624.2778

Audrey Averill
Audrey Averill
, NIC
Lead Certified Interpreter
Annapolis Hall (A-105C)
Phone:
240.629.7939 (Voice)
240-578-0844 (Text)
[email protected] (Email)
Fax: 301.624.2778

 

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Contact Information

Frederick Community College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and strictly prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment.

All members of the College community are expected to abide by this non-discrimination policy and to comply with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA), and amendments.

Contact Us
Annapolis Hall (A-105)
Phone: 301.846.2408 (Voice)
Email: DisabilityServices
[email protected]
Service Hours

Effective Monday, June 7, 2022, Disability Access Services (DAS) hours of operation will be 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. 

Please email [email protected] or call 301.846.2408 to set up an appointment.

 

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Evening Hours
Available on Mondays by appointment