November 2019

World AIDS Day – A History of Important Cases Involving Disability Discrimination

By Sey In, ACDL Staff Attorney December 1st marks an important day – World AIDS Day.  This blog post will cover a brief history of World AIDS Day and highlight some important cases. Today, it is estimated that 36.7 million people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS.  World AIDS Day began in 1988 and was founded to bring awareness to problems and issues […]
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Give to ACDL This Season!

As ACDL celebrated its 25th Anniversary this year, I am extremely thankful for the growth we have experienced as an organization and grateful for the incredible services we continue to provide to people with disabilities in Arizona. As we look towards the next 25 years, the focus will be to keep pace with the growing demand for representation. This year, we directly served over 1,200 […]
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National GoVoter Project Announces Results of 2018 Voter with Developmental Disabilities Survey

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) released a national report on the voting experiences of people with developmental disabilities (DD). This report shows that voters with DD continue to have problems voting. Learning about these experiences helps election officials improve their voting services. “Examples of problems voters tell us in the report are not being able to enter their polling locations, not having privacy to […]
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ACDL Settles Lawsuit against Arizona State Hospital for Facility and Patient Access

On November 12, 2019, the Arizona Center for Disability settled a lawsuit against the Arizona State Hospital (ASH) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ACDL filed this lawsuit in 2018 to ensure it had the access necessary to monitor ASH facilities and ensure patients are not subject to abuse and neglect, as required by law. Under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals […]
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