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.





Annapolis Hall (A-105)
Phone: 301.846.2408 (Voice)
Email: [email protected]


Service Hours

Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Later evening hours are available on Mondays by appointment.

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.

 *Students can request interpreting services in the evening by emailing [email protected].



  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

DAS Disability Documentation Guidelines  

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.

Web Resources for Persons with Disabilities

Resources for Disability Evaluation/Testing

This is list of resources not recommendations.  For specific recommendations, please contact your primary care provider.  You are welcome to use other qualified medical professionals not on this list.
Make sure to provide them with the Disability Access Services Documentation Guidelines to ensure that what they provide will meet the guidelines and that they are licensed in the area needed.
Dr. Jennifer Carter, Licensed Clinical Psychologist 
97B McCain Drive, Frederick, MD 21703.
Phone 240-535-5360   
Dr. Allan L. Levy, Comprehensive Counseling
172 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Phone 301-663-8343
Dr. Jeff Lensbower, Psychologist
1970 Scotland Avenue, Suite A, Chambersburg,   PA 17201. 
Phone 717-263-6370 
Julie A. Morrison, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist, Psychological Evaluations and Therapy. 
10440 Shaker Drive, Suite 209, Columbia, MD  21046. 
Phone 410-952-9574
Rick Parente, Psychologist, Evaluation, Diagnostic and Treatment Services
204 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286
Phone 410-337-9666
Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland
For assessment contact: Kathleen Nadeau.  www.chesapeakeadd.com  
8607 Cedar Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 
Phone 301-562-8448
Frederick Psychology Center – Clinicians providing evaluation and testing
220 North Market Street, 3rd floor, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone 301-695-6455
Thrive Center for ADHD and Comprehensive Mental Health
Psychology professionals providing evaluation and treatment
6310 Stevens Forest Rd., Ste. 100, Columbia, MD 21046
Phone 410-740-3240  [email protected]
Students may also contact the Division of Rehabilitative Services to determine eligibility for services which may include an assessment: 
Frederick Office:
1890 North Market St., Suite 300
Frederick, MD   21701
Phone:  240-629-7581 

The first step is to make an appointment to attend an orientation by calling the number listed.(revised 6/22)

University of Maryland Psychology Clinic
The Psychology Clinic offers year-round, sliding-fee scale services for children, adolescents, and adults. Services include individual therapy and psychoeducational assessment, such as LD/IQ/ADHD. The Psychology Clinic is staffed by Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Program Faculty Members, and graduate students from the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

Located in the Biology/Psychology Building on the University of Maryland College Park campus.
4094 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20742 
 [email protected] or 301-405-4808
Loyola Clinical Center -currently closed for psychoeducational assessments through 12/22
As a graduate training facility, Loyola University graduate students are trained to conduct comprehensive evaluations.  They provide sliding-fee scale psychoeducational testing (learning and attentional differences, deficits and strengths) and neuropsychological testing (strokes, TBIs).
Located at the Columbia Graduate Center,
8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
and Belvedere Square,
5911 York Road, Ste.
100, Baltimore, MD 21212 
[email protected] or 410-617-1200

Transportation Information For Persons With Disabilities

Meet the DAS Staff

Megan Henry
Megan Henry
, M.S
Directory of Disability Access Service
Annapolis Hall (A-105D)
Phone: 240.629.7819
Fax: 301.624.2778

Traci Lowrey, CI/CT
Coordinator, Interpreting Services
Annapolis Hall (A-105E)
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

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: [email protected]
Service Hours

Service Hours
Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Later evening hours are available on Mondays by appointment.

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.

 *Students can request interpreting services in the evening by emailing [email protected]