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Summer Programs Disability Services

CTY Summer Programs offer unique enrichment or accelerated courses for students who have completed grades 2-12. Please visit our summer programs page for further information. 

If you are unsure whether you want to share information about your child's disability with CTY staff, please review the information about why you may choose to disclose and what it involves. You may also want to review any Transition Documents available if applicable to your child.

Request Accommodations for CTY Summer Programs

If your child has a learning, physical, mental health, or medical disability or impairment (including life threatening/severe allergies or other medical dietary restrictions) that may impact his or her summer programs experience:

  1. Login to your MyCTY account and select the link that says “Accommodation Requests for CTY Programs and SCAT/STB Testing” on the left-hand side menu.
  2. After clicking on the link, you will need to consent to visiting CTY’s accommodations request system, Accommodate. From there, you will be taken to an online Accommodations Request form.
  3. Complete the online accommodations request form. Be prepared to discuss your child’s strengths as well as where he or she might struggle. Review the Student Life section of the site program catalogs carefully and think about how your child's strengths and challenges will play into meeting the expectations and schedules outlined.
  4. After completing the initial Accommodations Request form, you will be able to log into Accommodate through the link in MyCTY and renew accommodations requests for new courses and request any additional accommodations as needed.
  5. As part of your request for accommodation, you will also need to submit appropriate documentation. Refer to the Documentation Guidelines page for further information, and direct any questions to CTY Disability Services.


If you have any difficulties, contact CTY Disabilities Services: 410-735-6215 or Please note this email and voicemail are checked regularly, but you will be directed to leave a message. Your call or email will typically be returned within 48 business hours. You can also contact Melissa Kistler at 667-208-7641 or .

You must complete a request for accommodation every year and with a re-test within the same academic year, even if your child received accommodations for CTY testing, in a past CTY program, or was evaluated by CTY’s Diagnostic and Counseling Center. The privacy rights of each student are honored to the fullest extent possible.

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Transitioning to CTY Summer Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum (Asperger's), ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Learning Disabilities

The following resources may help prepare you and your child for summer programs. They are designed to address what makes CTY Summer Programs unique and what you will want to consider when preparing your child to attend. The documents will open in a new window when selected.

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Students with Severe Allergies

If your child has been prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector for a severe allergy, please visit our Allergy Information page to download CTY's Allergy Action Plan and review further information to consider about how allergies, particularly food allergies, are managed at CTY sites.

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Additional Considerations

  • Even if you are not requesting formal accommodations for your child, you may also contact CTY Disability Services to discuss your child’s condition and any information you wish CTY’s summer programs staff to be aware related to the condition. This information can often better help CTY staff support your child in our program. Be aware though that sharing information does not guarantee any particular support/accommodation. A request and documentation along with an accommodations letter with approved accommodations must be on file for this.
  • All students on medication should continue to take their medication during the program as prescribed by their physicians.
  • Costs for personal attendants, personally prescribed devices, or services which involve travel and other expenses are typically the responsibility of the student’s family.
  • If you have urgent questions regarding accommodations for your child, please feel free to contact Melissa Kistler directly at 667-208-7641 or

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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