May 2020

ACDL Statement on Arizona Mandatory Curfew Order, May 31, 2020

As a result of the protests of the murder of George Floyd and the gatherings that have followed, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a mandatory curfew order to start tonight at 8 p.m. This order is to last one week and will end at 5 a.m. each morning during this time.   ACDL is making certain that this Executive Order does not violate the […]
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Special Education Evaluations During COVID-19

En Español AQUI ASL Video HERE School closures related to COVID-19 have impacted all students, particularly students with disabilities. ACDL has received multiple calls from families of students with disabilities who have questions about their child’s right to be evaluated for special education while schools are closed as a result of COVID-19. This blog post is intended to provide families with general legal information […]
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Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)

En Español AQUI ASL Video HERE ACDL wants you to stay informed about COVID-19 relief that may apply to members of the disability community. The pandemic poses unique problems for parents or guardians of children with disabilities. The Family and Medical Leave Act was enacted in 1993 and provides qualified employees with 12 weeks of job paid unprotected leave per year. In response to […]
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FFCRA and EFMLEA Provide Additional Protections for Employees Affected by COVID-19

En Español AQUI ASL Video HERE ACDL wants you to stay informed about COVID-19 relief that may apply to members of the disability community. The pandemic poses unique problems for individuals with underlying conditions and parents of children with disabilities. This blog post and tomorrow’s blog post will cover two new laws that may affect you and your family. On March 18, 2020, Congress […]
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Special Education during COVID-19-related School Closures (En Español)

ASL Video HERE School closures related to COVID-19 have impacted all students, particularly students with disabilities. It is important that our state education agency, the Arizona Department of Education, hear from parents and family members of students with disabilities about challenges and concerns related to distance learning. If you have a concern about your student’s special education at this time, and you have not […]
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