Ms. Danita J. Snulligan

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Ms. Danita J. Snulligan

Danita J. Snulligan is a certified orientation and mobility specialist and a teacher of the visually impaired.  She has experience working with adults and school-age children who are blind or visually impaired.  As an early intervention specialist, Danita has worked inside the home of families to help implement enriching strategies that encouraged safe and purposeful movement for infants with visual impairments. 

 

From the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Danita received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and obtained a certification as a teacher of the visually impaired from Texas Tech University.  Danita entered the University of Texas at Austin to study the orientation and mobility profession. Because she had a strong desire to also work with the adult population, Danita pursued a Master’s Degree in rehabilitation teaching from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  In 2002 while living and working in Las Vegas, she represented the state of Nevada as a teacher-participant in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund (JFMF) and traveled to Japan with educators representing all fifty states. From Lesley University, Danita received an Ed.S. within the field of curriculum and instruction.  She later became the recipient of the 2014 Publication Award from the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) professional organization for writing the ABCs of O&M resource booklet.  

 

Over the course of her 34-year career in education, Danita has been the recipient of three teachers of the year awards in school districts within the state of Texas and Georgia.  She conducts "Tapping into Success" presentations to conference attendees eager to learn creative and artful ways to deliver multi-sensory lessons to students with visual impairments. Danita currently resides in Missouri where she enjoys reading, fishing, and playing with her dogs.