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UMBC is home to a TRiO program that serves (among others) students receiving services for disabilities:

Student Support Services (SSS) is designed for students who are low-income, first generation college students, and students with disabilities from all racial and ethnic backgrounds who have a need for academic and other support services in order to successfully complete their college education. Student Support Services’ goals are:

  • To increase retention and graduate rates for low-income students, first generation college students, and students with disabilities.
  • To increase the transfer rates of eligible students from two-year institutions to UMBC.
  • To foster an institutional climate supportive of success of low-income students, first generation college students, and students with disabilities.

To be eligible for Student Support Services at UMBC, students must meet some of the following criteria:

  • Be a first generation college student
  • Have an income that meets federal guidelines
  • Have a documented learning or physical disability
  • Have a need for academic support

The following services are available to Student Support Services participants:

  • Academic advisement
  • Personal and career counseling
  • One-to-one peer tutoring
  • Resources for students with disabilities such as a Braille Writer, tape recorder, Visual Tek Reading Machine, talking calculators, TTY, etc.
  • Services for students with disabilities such as extended test-taking time, note-takers, readers, mobility training, American Sign Language Interpreters, etc.
  • Individualized developmental instruction from staff specialists in study skills, communication skills, math/science, foreign language, and English as second language
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Exposure to cultural, academic, and leadership enrichment activities


Additionally, students at UMBC can choose to work with AHEADD for support:

Our AHEADD staff thoroughly enjoys working on the UMBC campus and recommends that families/students consider UMBC if they are looking in the Baltimore area.

School-sponsored program: No

Mentoring: Yes

Counseling: through other campus resources

Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: Yes

Academic Support: Yes

Application Required: Yes

Extra Fee: Yes

If you have additional information about services provided to students with ASD at this school, click here. If you want to share your experience with those services, do that by leaving a comment below.

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