August 2019

Service and Assistance Animals at Work

By Rose Daly-Rooney, ACDL Legal Director Today’s blog post—in honor of International Animal Assistance week—examines whether employers must allow employees or job applicants with disabilities to bring their service animalor assistance animalsto work. The employment rules of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) do not define service animalor assistance animal(to be referred to as, working animal) or have specific rules about them.  But the ADA […]
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Special Education Tip-of-the-Day: Parental Consent

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), parental consent is required before certain steps can take place in the special education process. This gives parents some control over their child’s special education. Parental consent is one of the rights described in the procedural safeguards notice that schools are required to provide to parents at least once a year. Parental consent means that a […]
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Assistance Animal Week Tips, August 5-11

Assistance Animal Week Tips By Maya Abela, Supervisory Attorney   In recognition of International Assistance Dog Week, from August 5-11 the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) will be posting a series of informational blogs about assistance animal issues on our newspage and via social media outlets.   Working Animals: 3 Key Terms You Need to Know To understand the law about the rights […]
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Special Education Tip-of-the-Day: Procedural Safeguards Notice

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), students with disabilities and their parents have certain legal protections and rights. Those protections and rights must be communicated to families at least once a year in a document called a procedural safeguards notice. The procedural safeguards notice must go over the following rights and processes (which we will describe in more detail in later blog […]
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Special Education Tip-of-the-Day: Evaluations/Meetings

In order for a child to qualify for and receive special education services at school, the child must be evaluated. An evaluation is how a school decides whether or not a child is eligible for special education, and is also the way the school understands a child’s needs and decides how to address them. If you suspect your child has a disability that is […]
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Special Education Tip-of-the-Day, Every Day in August

Summer has flown by, and back-to-school time is here! As this new school year begins, it’s important that students with disabilities and their families understand the special education system and are aware of their right to a free and appropriate public education. The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) will be sharing one special education tip each day in the month of August on our news page and via social media outlets. These posts will cover […]
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