This roundtable discussion is an opportunity to share ideas and troubleshoot the challenges surrounding the provision of the accommodations of note-taking and use of memory aids. Bring your good ideas along with your frustrations and challenges.
Sneh Kothari Kiss
Sneh began her professional career as an elementary special education teacher for a self-contained classroom for students with Autism. Sneh, then, got to the Transition Program and was a teacher for the post-secondary students teaching vocational, job, soft, social, personal finance, self-advocacy to get students college and career ready for almost ten years. While teaching in the various job sites, she accompanied some of her students to Saint Louis Community College for their Initial appointments with the Access Office and realized the role and importance of ADA in the higher education setting. Sneh had worked in the Access Office since 2017 with passion and compassion.
Sneh has earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Masters of Science in Special Education from the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville (SIUE) and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Education Leadership also from SIUE.
Theresa Orso Smythe
Following her years as a middle school teacher of deaf students and as an adjunct instructor in the Deaf Communication Studies program at St. Louis Community College, Theresa began working as a Disability Support Specialist for St. Louis Community College. She continues to work in this capacity, accumulating more than twenty years of experience in higher education.
Theresa has enjoyed membership in MO AHEAD, participated in student, parent, and professional trainings on behalf of the organization, and is serving as its current Secretary on the Executive Board. Theresa values the fact that MO AHEAD provides professional guidance and support to a broad network of professionals and offers greater assurance that Missouri colleges and universities will be accessible to students with disabilities.
Theresa holds a BA in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.