ACE helps college-bound students who are blind or have a significant vision loss to explore career options and learn more about college life.
During this two-week summer program, students visit local colleges, meet with college Disability Support Services staff, and learn about assistive technologies, college classes, dorm living, and campus social activities. Through ACE, students can increase their self-advocacy skills, participate in independent living skills training, and learn to ask the right questions when selecting a college.
ACE meets at the DORS Workforce & Technology Center (WTC). Students may commute daily or stay in the WTC dorm during the week.
A DORS Counselor and ACE participant get ready to row their canoe during an ACE field trip to Eden Mills Nature Center.
ACE participants explore several local college campuses and tour on-campus dorms, libraries, dining hall, and other facilities to get a sense of the accessibility of each campus.
2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
410-554-9442 | 888-554-0334 | 443-798-2840 VP
The Vocational Rehabilitation program receives 78.7% of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For Federal fiscal year 2019, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $47,197,460. The remaining 21.3% of the costs ($12,773,900) were funded by State appropriations.