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MCSJ Presents Education and Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 10/15/2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom


Education and Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr. Sabrina Harris Taylor, PhD, CRC, CVRP, CWIP 1-2:30pm October 15th, 2020 via Zoom

Due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the shift from face-to-face learning to online learning has significantly impacted students with disabilities within the K-12, college and university systems.  Students with disabilities are accustomed to face-to-face interactions from their instructors, support staff and counselors.  Many students and parents do not feel their needs are adequately met in a remote online learning environment.  In this webinar, you will learn about laws and legislation in place to protect students with disabilities in an education setting and best practices for success in an online learning environment. 

Learning objectives:

Attendees will 1) identify laws and legislation to protect students with disabilities 2) develop knowledge of online learning tools that can assist individuals with various disabilities and 3) utilize resources to support persons with disabilities in an online learning environment.  

Dr. Sabrina Harris Taylor is an Assistant Professor at Coppin State University and serves as the undergraduate program coordinator for the Undergraduate Rehabilitation Services Program. She also serves as the co-coordinator of the Comprehensive Post-Secondary Education Project at Coppin State University and teaches in the Graduate Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Dr. Taylor graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education in 2016. She has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a bachelor’s degree from Elon University in Human Services. Dr. Taylor is also certified as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Work Incentives Practitioner, and Certified Veterans Rehabilitation Counselor. Dr. Taylor has certifications in Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment, Work Incentives Counseling, Behavioral Addictions, and online teaching. For the past four years, Dr. Taylor has taught graduate level counseling courses geared towards rehabilitation and addictions counseling majors at Coppin State University. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Taylor worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs as a rehabilitation counselor. She served over 200 veterans with service-connected disabilities and addictions during her tenure at the VA and assisted 65 veterans with obtaining a college degree and career. She also owned and operated an adult care home in North Carolina. Dr. Taylor works for her community by serving as a 2020-2021 Emerging Leader for the Maryland Counseling Association. In addition, she provides work incentives counseling services to consumers with disabilities privately. Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with her husband, Whitney, and fur-baby, Seabreeze.

Registration Fees:

MCSJ Members: FREE 

MCA professional/student/retired      $5   

MCA non-member     $10

**MCSJ is committed to providing equitable options to increase access to learning and education.  If you are unable to attend due to financial constraints, please contact for a discount code on registration.

Attendees will receive 1.5 CEs for this live webinar (category A).  *Registration will close 48 hours before event* and Zoom links will be emailed separately to registrants. If you have any questions or concerns, kindly contact Cathie Eaton at

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs for counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable.

MCSJ is a division of the Maryland Counseling Association. Maryland Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.2021. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.” 


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