University of Maryland Counseling Center

Welcome to the
Disability Support Service

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Disability Support Service

DSS Main Office
301.314.7682    Fax 301.405.0813
0106 Shoemaker Building
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (8:30am to 4:30pm)

DSS Testing Office (for DSS exams)
301.314.7217    Fax 301.314.9478
0118 Shoemaker Building
DSS Exam Hours: Monday - Friday (9am to 4pm)

FINAL EXAM Week only!
DSS Exam Hours: Mon-Fri (8am to 7pm) & Saturday (8am to 4pm)

Directions to DSS

Established in 1976, the Disability Support Service (DSS) at the University of Maryland, College Park has been steadily growing from its original clientele of 7 persons to over 1000.

The mission of the Disability Support Service is to coordinate services that ensure individuals with disabilities equal access to University of Maryland College Park programs. DSS approaches this mission in three ways:

  1. We provide and coordinate direct services for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors with disabilities. Services are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific disabilities.

  2. We educate and provide consultation to University faculty, staff, and administrators in order to increase their awareness and sensitivity toward individuals with disabilities.

  3. We provide students and staff with disabilities the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to effectively advocate for themselves within the University community.