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Explore Disabilities: Resources


Carroll Community College's Office of Disability Support Services is committed to promoting accessibility, fostering inclusion, and expanding opportunity. We strive to empower the individual learner for greater growth and success and to assist students through reasonable and appropriate postsecondary support services. 


People with disabilites acting in a theater performance.

Barrier-Free serves neurodiverse adults 18+ including those with intellectual/developmental disabilities and autism.  We serve individuals and families from Maryland, Pennsylvania, & Virginia.

Barrier-Free's The Life Skills & Social Studio is located in Historic Downtown Sykesville, Maryland. Inclusive Theater Company rehearsals are held in Westminster, Maryland. Expressive Arts classes vary in location.


Logo for local chapter of National Alliance for Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. What does NAMI of Carroll County offer?

Educate - education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

Advocate - . NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families.

Listen - Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support.

Lead - Public awareness events and activities successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding.through various activities.


Young adults with various disabilities using support devices

AHEAD is the Association on Higher Education and Disability. The Maryland Association on Higher Education and Disability (MD-AHEAD) is an organization of professionals committed to full participation of students with disabilities in postsecondary education.  The organization serves as a resource in promoting excellence in postsecondary education for students with disabilities through networking, dissemination of information, and promoting professional development opportunities.


Young adults holding colorful signs with encouraging sayings

Active Minds sends the message that mental health needs to be talked about as easily as physical health. Only then can we bring suicide and mental health into the open so no one struggles alone.

 The CCC Chapter of Active Minds opens up a conversation about mental health through education, research, dialogue and advocacy. This club empowers a new generation to speak openly about mental health., support each other and take action against mental health stigma. Contact Student Engagement to learn more.


Division of Rehabiitation Services logo for the state of Maryland.


DORS is an agency of the Maryland State Department of Education. Their Vocational Rehabilitation program includes:

  • The Office of Field Services prepares people with disabilities to go to work, stay on the job, or prepare for the world of work. Rehabilitation counselors provide or arrange for services tsuch as career counseling, assistive technology, vocational training and/or job placement assistance.

  • The Office for Blindness & Vision Services (OBVS) specializes in helping people whose primary disability is blindness or vision loss go to work and stay independent. The office also oversees the Maryland Business Enterprise Program for the Blind

  • The Workforce & Technology Center (WTC), a comprehensive rehabilitation facility in northeast Baltimore, offers career assessment services, career and skills training, job placement assistance, assistive technology services and support services.

Student care

Adult speaking to student

The Carroll Community College Office of Student Care and Integrity offers free, confidential support, providing students with referrals and resources to succeed in college and beyond.

The Resources Database provides ways to connect to resources within the college and the community for a variety of concerns. Browse the database to find organizations, institutions and establishments that offer services that meet your needs.

Help is available in the following areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Academic Challenges
  • Crisis Situations
  • Financial Support
  • Food, Housing, Transportation Challenges
  • Legal Matters
  • Relationships
  • Personal Growth
  • Safety and Behavioral

 kanopy instructions

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Kanopy is a free resource for viewing selected films, documentaries and shows. It is provided by the Carroll County Public Library and you must create an account using your CCPL library card.