News from Montgomery College

900 Hungerford Drive, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850 

Date: February 17, 2004 (04-18)
Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Montgomery College to Hold Information Sessions
for Students with Disabilities
March 9, 23 Sessions Introduce High School Students and Parents to Services 

On Tuesday, March 9, Montgomery College will host a general information session about the College’s Department of Disability Support Services for high school students, parents, and others who may be interested in learning about what services the College can provide for students with disabilities. On Tuesday, March 23, the department will host an in-depth information session specifically about the College Access Program (CAP), which serves students with learning disabilities. Both events will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the faculty-staff dining room of the Campus Center building on Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus.

At the March 9 general information session, Disability Support Services staff will discuss eligibility requirements, types of services available for students with disabilities at Montgomery College, and appropriate course placements.

The March 23 session, highlighting the College Access Program, is designed for current high school students in their junior or senior year, and their parents. Founded in 1978, CAP is an intensive program that helps qualified students with learning disabilities build the reading, writing, and study skills they need to succeed in college and in life.  Students selected for the program receive tutoring, counseling support, and assistance in developmental classes in English and reading.

During the CAP information session, faculty, staff, and a group of students with learning disabilities who have completed the program and are currently enrolled in Montgomery College classes, will talk about eligibility, application and placement, course offerings, and counseling/support services. 

To request disability-related accommodations at the information nights, please contact Betsy Becker, in the Disability Support Services Office, at 240-567-8065. 

For additional information about Montgomery College’s Disability Support Services or its College Access Program, call 240-567-5058 (TTY 301-294-9672) or log on to

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring.  The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.