Marilyn Connolly currently serves as the Accessible Educational Materials Coordinator in the Outreach Program, ensuring accessible textbooks get to students who are blind, have low vision or a print disability. She also coordinates the provision of adaptive equipment and classroom materials, plus provides technical assistance to textbook vendors.
Marilyn began state service in 1990 with the Department of Workforce Development-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, as a Rehabilitation Teacher and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, with an extensive background in low vision, developmental vision training, and job placement.
She joined WCBVI as an Education Program Specialist with the Outreach Program and provided regional support services for southeastern Wisconsin families, professionals, and school districts.
Subsequently, Marilyn assumed other professional roles within the growth of the Outreach Program. As the Parent Liaison Consultant, she supported families and students statewide through consultations, coordinating family conferences and gatherings, a parent-to-parent listserv, and developing a webpage of family resources.
In addition, she has provided professional expertise at WCBVI Low Vision Clinics, Future’s Planning Meetings, and Statewide Summer Programs, including an Adapted Summer Sports Camp for youth with visual impairments and their families.