Disability Services Staff


​Staff members at SL-DS are specialists in particular areas. You will meet with someone who is trained and knowledgeable, who will work with you on issues of academic accommodations, disability adjustment, learning strategies, advocacy skills, and transition. Staff members are involved in a variety of additional activities. At times they act as advocates for students to ensure access to appropriate accommodations or they may serve as consultants to faculty and staff on disability-related issues. They provide in-service training to the community as well as participate in various campus committees. The primary goal of each staff member, however, is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to our college and the education they seek.

Shannon Donley

Access Specialist

Shannon Donley

Reviews and interprets documentation in accordance with ADA-AA and 504 of Rehabilitation Act to determine accommodations appropriate to functional limitations. Does student intakes and makes referrals to other departments and campus or community services as necessary. Collaborates with faculty to ensure that accommodation needs are met in the classroom. Assists with training students on adaptive technology.

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Vacant: Director, Student Life-Disability Services

Interprets documentation for students to determine extent of functional limitations according to ADA-AA and 504 guidelines. Determines academic adjustments. Develops policy and procedure in accordance with federal and state regulations and state of the art practices. Designated 504 coordinator for both institutions; assures compliance and coordinates periodic review audits.

Ohio College2Careers

Ohio College2Careers is a partnership between Central Ohio Technical College, Ohio State Newark and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities which aims for students with disabilities to have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow’s labor market. Read more about College2Careers.

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