Reasonable Accommodations: Auxiliary aids and services, which are intended to assist college students with disabilities, achieve their full potential; they guarantee equal opportunity to academic success.
Diagnostic Testing: A psycho-educational assessment to evaluate overall intellectual functioning, cognitive aptitude, and academic achievement.
Tuition Waiver: This is for any person who is disabled/retired enrolled in any Maryland Community College who meets the Social Security standard of disability and are receiving disability or retirement from the Social Security Administration.
Tutoring: While tutoring is considered a personal service and is not mandated by the law, Disability Support Services Center recognizes that this is a service that facilitates student success at BCCC. Peer tutors stress critical thinking and the process of studying particular curriculums with the goal that students will become independent learners not needing the services of a tutor.
Workshops: DSSC recognizes that there are some general areas in which there is a need for assistance to support classroom performance. Throughout each semester DSSC will offer workshops such as study strategies, test-taking skills, time management, stress management.
HOW TO REFER A STUDENT
Students have the right to choose if and when to reveal their disability. If they do not reveal, then instructors should respect their privacy and not ask them directly. Instructors can say something like, “I see you are really struggling in my class, is there something I can do to help?” Then if the student says, “I am really having trouble reading, I just can’t seem to get the information,” the instructor can refer the student to a number of support services and include Disability Support Services in that list of places.
COURSE SYLLABUS STATEMENT
Baltimore City Community College is committed to providing students with a documented disability an equal opportunity to pursue a college education. Efforts will be made to meet requests for reasonable accommodations for those eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADA) of 2008, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 504. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Disability Support Services Center (410-462-8585 or DSSC@bccc.edu) to discuss accommodations. Once reasonable accommodations are determined, it is the student’s responsibility to present the accommodation form from DSSC to their professors.
For additional information about Disability Support Services Center please go to www.bccc.edu, life at BCCC then the Disability Support Services link. For information on accommodations, a wide range of case studies, frequently asked questions and general resources, visit The Faculty Room at www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/