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Services for Students with Disabilities

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ACCESS Team

Lauren Blanchard, LSW

Coordinator, SSWD
Sullivan Center for Student Services, Room 117
773.508.3700
lblanch@luc.edu

I received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University. I am a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. My work experience includes counseling, employee assistance programs, crisis intervention, and group facilitation with children and adults. I began working in Loyola's SSWD office in the fall of 2005.

As Coordinator of SSWD, my role is to meet one-on-one with students to empower their self-awareness and understanding of their abilities.  I work with students to assess appropriate accommodations and accessibility. I also supervise the SSWD staff, graduate and undergraduate employees and coordinate ASL, CART, and ALD services. I work closely with campus partners in advising, academic and student affairs, and faculty to enhance the services that SSWD provides to students.  My goal is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to programs and services, and to promote students' self-advocacy. I look forward to meeting and working with students as they progress in their academic program.

Meg Kelleher MA, LCSW

Disability Specialist
Sullivan Center for Student Services, Suite 117
773.508.3700
mkelleh@luc.edu

I have two master's degrees from Loyola University Chicago, one in English and one in Social Work. While working on my Master’s in Social Work, I completed internships with both Services for Students with Disabilities at LUC and Adult Probation – Mental Health with Cook County Department of Corrections. Before my current position with SSWD, I worked for almost five years at LUC as an academic advisor, first in the FSYA office and then with juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences. In almost ten years of connection with LUC, I also taught English Composition and tutored in the Writing Center. My professional experience includes student development, individual and group counseling, substance abuse, and both chronic and acute mental illness.

As a disability specialist at Loyola University Chicago, I am excited to apply my education and experience as a social worker to meet the needs of students with disabilities. I will also be coordinating the audio book/alternative text program through SSWD. I empower my students to self-advocate and to better understand their own strengths and abilities. I am eager to learn more about your specific needs and to help support you on your journey of educational and personal growth at LUC.

Marie Monter

Graduate Note Taker Coordinator
Sullivan Center for Student Services, Suite 117
773-508-3700
SSWDNoteTaking@luc.edu

 I am starting my first year as a Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate student this fall at Loyola. Along with that, I am also the Note Taker Program Coordinator. As the SSWD office's Note Taker Coordinator, a lot of my responsibilities are “behind the scenes." I work with students and note takers, SSWD databases and accommodation requests.  I would love to meet you and help you out in any way that I can. A few facts about me--I love to run, cook, shop, and create awesome excel spreadsheets.

Chris Littrell

Graduate Testing Coordinator
Sullivan Center for Student Services, Suite 117
773-508-3468
SSWDTesting@luc.edu

I am a second year student in the Higher Education M.Ed. program. I graduated in May 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science from Kansas State University where I worked as a tour guide and orientation counselor for New Student Services. I decided that Loyola would be the perfect place for me to continue working with students and I am pleased to do so as the Testing Center Coordinator in SSWD. As the Testing Center Coordinator, I assist with scheduling and proctoring exams for students who need specific testing accommodations, and I'm also available to help in whatever way possible. Go Ramblers (and Wildcats)!

ACCESS Team

The SSWD ACCESS Team is a group of dedicated undergraduate students who work to ensure that all alternative text materials are properly formatted to meet the accessibility needs of qualifiying students.  The ACCESS Team also provides administrative support for the SSWD front desk and both the Testing Center and Note Taker Program.

Loyola

Services for Students with Disabilities
Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3700 · Fax: 773.508.3810
TTY: 773.508.2771

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