Disability Services

Disability Support Services

The University of Maryland is committed to the principle that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefit of services, programs or activities at the University. The Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals to ensure equal access to services, programs and activities sponsored by the University of Maryland. Through the variety of services offered, ADS works to ensure that your accommodation, and accessibility needs are met. The ADS Office is staffed by dedicated professionals who are available to assist, consult, support, and advocate on behalf of individuals requesting disability services.

Learn about testing accommodations, reading accommodations, assistive learning devices, interpreting services, FM systems, priority registration, note-taking, and more at counseling.umd.edu/ads

Medical Parking Permits

Graduate students with a current parking permit and a medical condition may receive a Medical Parking Permit from the University's Department of Transportation Services (DOTS). A note from a doctor must be brought to the University Health Center. The Health Center will then provide documentation, which must be brought to the Transportation Office in Regents Drive Garage Building #202. The Transportation Services office will then give a pass to the student lot nearest the graduate student's office or lab on campus. The graduate student must already have a campus parking permit in order to get a medical parking pass.

Learn more at transportation.umd.edu/guidelines.html

Paratransit Service

The University of Maryland, Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) Shuttle-UM provides paratransit service, a curb-to-curb, on demand, and subscription service available to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. DOTS Shuttle-UM recognizes and services people with disabilities registered with the University Health Center (UHC). Private physicians can diagnose injuries but these diagnoses must be verified by the UHC. In addition, passengers must register with DOTS Shuttle-UM.

Find out more about the paratransit service at transportation.umd.edu/paratransit.html

Contact Disability Services at 301-314-7682 or adsfrontdesk@umd.edu