June 2020

ACDL and Partners Present Webinar Series on Impact of School Closures on Students with Disabilities

This summer, the Arizona Center for Disability Law, Raising Special Kids, the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Arizona, and the Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University hosted a three-part webinar series intended to address the questions and concerns of families of students with disabilities and other high-needs students in light of COVID-19 school closures. Our first […]
Read More

Crisis Standards of Care Must be Revised for At-Risk Populations during COVID-19 Crisis

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), along with The Arc of Arizona, Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, ACLU of Arizona and numerous advocacy and civil rights organizations, sent a letter to Governor Ducey expressing serious concerns about the potential impact of the state’s Crisis Standards of Care Plan (CSC) on vulnerable and […]
Read More

ACDL Asks AZ Mayors to Consider Face Mask Exceptions during COVID-19 Crisis

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) sent letters to 22 Arizona Mayors, requesting that face mask proclamations include a specific exception for people with disabilities who are unable to wear face masks due to their disabilities. ACDL also wrote to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns requesting that this information be provided to its member municipalities. While ACDL supports efforts to ensure […]
Read More

Exemptions to Tucson Face Mask Proclamation

Today Tucson Mayor, Regina Romero, issued a proclamation requiring Tucsonans 2 years of age and older to wear a mask when in public where continuous physical distancing is difficult or impossible. The requirement goes into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 20. There are exemptions, which include: • Those who fall under CDC guidance for those who should not wear a face covering, including […]
Read More