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Family Academic Programs Disability Services

CTY's Family Academic Programs offer opportunities for all CTY Talent Search participants to engage in enriching and informative activities with their families.

How to Request Accommodations for CTY Family Academic Programs

If you anticipate a need for accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided at Family Academic Programs siteplease contact  CTY Disability Services.

Please contact us as soon as possible before a program, even if you are requesting accommodations for a child who has received accommodations in a past CTY program, or was evaluated by CTY’s Diagnostic and Counseling Center. Information of this nature is not shared between departments at CTY without your written release. 

You can contact CTY Disabilities Services at410-735-6215 orcty-disabilities@jhu.edu. You will be directed to leave a message, and your call or email will typically be returned within two business days. 

Documentation Guidelines

For reasonable accommodations to be provided, current documentation from a qualified individual knowledgeable about the individual’s disability may need to be submitted to our office within a designated time frame. You can find more information on the Documentation Guidelines page. 


Additional Considerations

  • Costs for personal attendants, personally prescribed devices, or services involving travel and other expenses are typically the responsibility of the family.
  • If you have urgent questions regarding accommodations, please contact Melissa Kistler directly at 410-735-6206 or melissa.kistler@jhu.edu.

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Rolling Deadline Reminder! 

  • Summer Programs: Contact CTY Disability Services by MAY 15th to request accommodations!
  • Other Programs: Contact CTY Disability Services  as soon as you register for other programs to request accommodations!
  • Email CTY Disability Services
“We are so grateful to CTY for providing an environment where our son can be adequately challenged academically and at the same time feel like an accepted part of a social group.”

Lisa M. , CTY Parent