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Disability Compliance

Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic in any student program, activity administered by the University, admission, or employment.

A person with a disability is defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. For persons with disabilities, documentation from an appropriate and qualified professional may be required. Detailed documentation guidelines can be found at Occasionally, it may be necessary to request additional information from an individual's diagnostician to verify the information or accommodations.

CTY Disability Services Administrator

Melissa Kistler
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
McAuley Hall, Ste. 400
5801 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209

Phone: 667-208-7641

CTY Disability Services

Hotline: 410-735-6215
Fax: 410-800-4060

Johns Hopkins Office of Institutional Equity- Disability Support Services & ADA Compliance

The Johns Hopkins Office of Institutional Equity-Disability Support Services provides detailed information about the grievance procedures for filing complaints of discrimination and/or a failure to provide reasonable accommodations by any member of the Johns Hopkins University community. 

The ADA Compliance and Disability Services Director in the Office of Institutional Equity, serves as the central point of contact for information on physical and programmatic access, specific accommodations, resolution of complaints and problems, faculty and staff concerns, and identification of available services for the entire Johns Hopkins University. This person can be contacted at the Office of Institutional Equity at 410-516-8075 or In addition, the office can provide training, consultation, and information regarding disability issues.

Questions regarding Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 should be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity, Wyman Park Building, Suite 515, 410-516-8949 (v), Relay Service Dial 711.

“This summer I saw my child more social than ever before. At school, he refuses to communicate with peers unless absolutely necessary. He was completely different at CTY. He participated in group activities and actually liked them! He got along well and [made] friends.  After this summer many of my fears about my child's future were gone. I now know that he will be OK when he goes to college, as long as he is with his academic and intellectual peers.”

Laura K. , CTY Parent of student with autism