March 2020

Update Concerning Special Education and COVID 19

ASL Video HERE There are several updates concerning special education during COVID-19.  This update may assist you in ensuring that a student with a disability continues to receive a free and appropriate public education. ACDL has additional self-advocacy guides that provide more information on the special education process. Today, Governor Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced Arizona schools will stay closed through the end of […]
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New Guidance from Department of Education during COVID-19

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released supplementary guidance for schools during widespread school closures as a result of COVID-19. This new guidance document clarifies that federal law protecting students with disabilities should not be used to prevent schools from offering distance learning opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities. The document goes on to encourage schools to collaborate […]
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ACDL to Continue Providing Services to the Disability Community during COVID-19 Crisis

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) will continue to serve the disability community during this COVID-19 crisis. However, both the Tucson and Phoenix offices will be closed to the public and to walk-ins for the safety of our staff, their families and the community we serve. Our lobbies will be closed through the end of March. ACDL will continue to provide services to […]
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Special Education Services: How are they impacted by this outbreak?

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the day-to-day activities of all Arizonans. On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced a statewide closure of Arizona schools from Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020, at which time the state will reassess the need for school closures. This measure will impact all Arizona […]
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Information on COVID-19 for the Disability Community

Governor Doug Ducey recently issued a Declaration of Emergency regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Arizona. This action will provide health officials and administrators with tools and guidance necessary to combat the continued spread of COVID-19 and to reduce financial burdens on Arizonans by lowering healthcare costs associated with the virus. The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) understands that confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) […]
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