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Disability Support Services

New DSS Student Orientation Fall 2024

DSS will host a new DSS student orientationnew window on Wednesday, August 28, 2024 from 10:00am-12:00pm via Zoom.  This is a great opportunity for students with disabilities who are starting in Fall 2024 to meet the DSS faculty and staff on all three campuses, learn about the services offered, and learn how to effectively communicate and manage the accommodations and services at the college level.  Please registernew window no later than Tuesday, August 27 to receive the Zoom link.  This event is intended to supplement the New Student Orientationnew window that is required for all new, degree-seeking students.

If you need an accommodation for the New DSS Student Orientationnew window please email no later than Wednesday, August 14, 2024.

Map showing alternate routes to access the WRLC during construction disruption.
Ground Floor Construction RV MT - March 20, 2024 through May 31, 2024 (estimated)

The ground floor of the Macklin Tower (MT) building at the Rockville (RV) campus will be under construction starting March 20, 2024 and expected to last through May 31, 2024. The ground floor ADA doors will be closed for the duration of the project and the main elevators will not run to the ground floor. The first floor has ADA accessible entrances and the elevators will run from floors 1-6. 

The loading dock doors that face lot 9 and the emergency stairwell door that faces the Technical Center (TC) building will be open for access to the Writing Reading and Language Center (WRLC) in MT 020. Both entrances require the use of stairs. Persons needing to access the WRLC who cannot use stairs will need to communicate with WRLC staff to be escorted up and down via the Library elevator. Questions regarding the project should be directed to the Rockville Facilities Help Desknew window.

Welcome to the MC Office of Disability Support Services (DSS). Montgomery College is committed to radical inclusion and creating learning environments that are accessible and inclusive for all students, including those with disabilities. Accessibility is not only required by law; it is the right and smart thing to do.

DSS leads the effort to promote full participation and equal access to educational opportunities, programs and campus activities. DSS provides accommodations and support services for students with disabilities and educates the larger College community on disability related issues. When we celebrate and empower diversity at Montgomery College, we recognize and value disability as a distinct aspect of our diverse community.

DSS also ensures that the College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act 2009 as Amended, in a partnership with students, faculty, and staff to identify and remove barriers so MC's campuses, programs and course are accessible and inclusive.

Students self-identify and are encouraged to contact DSS as soon as possible after admission to the College.

Disability Support Services (DSS) works with students with disabilities such as:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Mental health disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Brain injuries
  • Physical/mobility and medical disabilities
  • Vision and hearing impairments
  • Temporary disabilities or concerns

DSS Office Locations and Contacts