April 2020

Taxi Riders with Mobility Disabilities to be Charged the Same Fare as Other Customers

ASL Video HERE On April 9, 2020, transportation advocates Bill Stokes and Donna Powers, the Arizona chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (AzPVA) reached an agreement with Total Transit Inc. (TTI), Total Transit Enterprises, LLC (TTE), and National Express Transit Corporation, Inc. (NExT) that ends a $10.00 fee that the company charged to all retail taxi passengers who requested a taxi van—including riders […]
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Tips for Making and Evaluating Compensatory Education Proposals

This blog post is the third post in a three-part series offering tips and information to support parents seeking compensatory education for their child because of the denial of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our last post provided information about compensatory education and tips for gathering useful data to share with the school to support a compensatory education request. […]
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HUD and Arizona Governor’s Office Announce Foreclosure and Eviction Protection Plans

EN ESPANOL AQUI ASL Video HERE COVID-19 is creating financial turmoil for many individuals.  With job loss and furloughs affecting an individual’s ability to pay their rent or mortgage, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and The Arizona Governor’s Office have enacted measures to protect these individuals from evictions and foreclosures. HUD On March 18, 2020, Secretary Ben Carson announced a plan […]
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Additional Information About Compensatory Education and Tips for Gathering Data to Support a Compensatory Education Request

This blog post is the second post in a three-part series offering tips and information to support parents seeking compensatory education for their child because of the denial of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Yesterday’s post provided tips and a template letter to request an IEP meeting to determine whether compensatory education is required.  Today’s blog post provides more […]
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Tips for Requesting an IEP Meeting to Discuss Compensatory Education When Schools Open Following the Pandemic

Both the U.S. Department of Education and the Arizona Department of Education have stated that if a free appropriate public education (FAPE) cannot be provided to a student during extended closures due to COVID-19, then the student may be entitled to compensatory education once school resumes.  This blog post provides information and resources for parents to act proactively to request compensatory education because of […]
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