University of Maryland
Counseling, Higher Education & Special Education Dept.
Benjamin Building 3214
3924 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Donna Riccobono has worked with individuals with sensory impairment and multiple disabilities for more than two decades. Born and raised in New York, she began her training at the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, Long Island. Donna transferred to the University of Arizona where she obtained her BA in Deaf Studies and MEd in Severe/Multiple Disabilities. From 1997 to 2002, Donna taught children with sensory impairments and multiple disabilities in Arizona. In 2018, she earned a Perkins/Roman CVI Range Endorsement.
In 2002, Donna decided to return to the East Coast to be closer to family. She taught for one year in the Montgomery County Public Schools, and was excited to join the Connections staff in September of 2003 as the Project Coordinator. In 2012, she became the Project Director.
As Project Director, Donna is responsible for managing the activities of the project, including technical assistance, programs and trainings, the demonstration activities, the Mini-grant program, and the annual Maryland and DC Deafblind child count. She also works collaboratively with other organizations and expert partners across the country and around the globe.
Donna lives in Frederick, MD. She has two children, Hakeem and Maya.