Skip to main content

2019 Annual Conference

November 13–15, 2019

Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA

Champions for All: Advocacy for Students with Disabilities

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM EST
Oglethorpe E (225)
Target Audience
Counselor Educator, Supervisor
School Administrators
Nearing Retirement/Retired
Please select the interest areas (or track) your proposal covers
Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Academics/Academic Achievement
Issues in Counseling
Graduate Students
Rural Counselors
Career Development
College Readiness
Social Emotional Learning
Mental Health Awareness
Parent/Community Engagement

With federal mandates such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), IDEA (1997) and its 2004 reauthorization, districts have charged school counselors with the educational success of students, including students with disabilities. Learn about the school counselor’s role and the challenges faced when working with this population. This presentation will explore the importance of recognizing the multiple intersectionalities of an individual's identity with connections to advocating for students and families in navigating systemic barriers.


Dr. Taqueena S. Quintana, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, Department of Defense Education Activity
Dr. Jenna M Alvarez, LPSC, Capital University