Accessibility Collaboration Team

ACT header image, ACT name and hands holding puzzle pieces.

ALL ABOUT US 

The Accessibility Collaboration Team (ACT) is a multidisciplinary campus partnership that serves degree-seeking students who are neurodiverse and differently-abled. ACT is dedicated to reducing barriers that impede students’ academic and professional success.  

WHAT WE DO 

Individualized supports may include recommendations for services, advocacy, case management, coordination of care, career coaching, academic coaching, skill-building, and more.  

Systemic supports may include institutional and community advocacy, education, and partnerships.  

CONTACT US 

Students are typically referred for ACT services from Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Disability Services, and/or Career Planning and Development.  

If you are interested in initiating a referral for ACT services, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) and request an ACT Consultation with a Clinical Case Manager.  

Phone: 470-578-6600 or Email: counseling@kennesaw.edu  

For questions about ACT, please contact Laura Baldwin, LCSW, at: lbaldw12@kennesaw.edu  

OUR TEAM

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) offers case management services for ACT students, including skill-building, consultation, care coordination, resources/ referrals, and treatment planning.  

    ACT Committee Members include:
    Laura Baldwin, LCSW 
    Alissa Tertichny, LCSW 

  • Student Disability Services’s (SDS) ACT committee supports students that qualify for accommodations due to a disability who also want to enhance supports beyond academic accommodations. In addition to the Academic Coaching available through SDS, students who are on the ACT Team have access to additional monitoring and support services to assist with navigating academics, social, and career goals. 

    ACT Committee Members include:  
    Paula Almond, M.S. 
    Nastassia Sanabria, M.Ed., NCC 
    Katie Fahn M.S., CRC, NCC 
    Whitney Venzant, M.Ed., NCC 
    Melissa Prewett, M.A., CRC 

  • Career Planning and Development’s (CPD) HireACT Committee supports ACT students with accessing internship and living-wage employment opportunities and provides diversity education and training to partner employers.  

    Student services include career advising, career assessment, resume and cover letter development, mock interviews, accessible career fairs, and support with post-graduation transition planning.   

    HireACT Committee members include:  
    Claire Beaudro (Chair), M.F.A., M. A.  
    Sheri Blight  
    Lauren Higdon  
    Holly Šedys 
    Megan Stoltzfus 
    Kirstie Colin

EVENTS

  • Each semester, The Department of Career Planning and Development hosts multiple in-person and online job career fairs, interview preparation workshops and events to help you succeed. Register for Handshake and check our Career Events calendar to stay up-to-date on the latest events and career opportunities. 

    https://careers.kennesaw.edu/students/events.php

REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Advocacy Boldness Leadership Empowerment (ABLE)
https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/able

Neurodivergent Advocates of Kennesaw
https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/nakennesaw


RESOURCES 

Job Search Checklist (pdf)

https://careers.kennesaw.edu/students/diversity.php




 

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