July 2020

Disability in the Workplace: Is my disability protected under the ADA?

EN ESPANOL AQUI ASL VIDEO HERE By: Meaghan Kramer* Job applicants and employees with disabilities are protected from employment discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. The ADA protects employees and prospective employees from discrimination in the terms, conditions, and […]
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Covering the Cost of Reasonable Modifications on Homes and Rentals

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI HOJA DE HECHO By Lauren Paxton* Many people with disabilities are surprised to learn that often, they must pay for reasonable modifications to their condo, apartment, or other types of housing covered by the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The cost of reasonable modifications may be expensive, especially for individuals living on a tight budget or paying high disability-related […]
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Hospital Visitation Updates for Individuals with Disabilities

ASL VIDEO HERE ASL Template letter HERE The coronavirus pandemic affects many aspects of our lives and one major change is how hospitals, outpatient clinics, and outpatient surgical facilities have changed their visitor policies.  Many hospitals, clinics, and facilities adopted blanket bans on visitors with no (or limited) exceptions that exclude support persons for people with disabilities.  Frequently, exceptions have been limited to permitting […]
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Take the ACDL Survey!

EN ESPANOL ASL HERE The Arizona Center for Disability Law provides legal services to people who have a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. As Arizona’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system and Client Assistance Program (CAP), we are developing areas of focus for the upcoming 2021 fiscal year that starts October 1, 2020. We want to know what disability issues […]
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ACDL Kicks Off Online Voter Registration Drive as Part of Unique URL program

Your Voice Your Vote
The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is excited to announce its first Virtual Voter Registration Drive for the 2020 General Election. ACDL was recently named a recipient of the Online Voter Registration Unique URL Pilot Program from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. This program provides a way for organizations such as ACDL to conduct voter registration drives electronically and ensure security through the Secretary […]
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Guidance from U.S. Department of Education Clarifies Dispute Resolution Options Are Still Available During COVID-19

EN ESPANOL AQUI AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE HERE On June 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Question and Answer document about special education dispute resolution during the ongoing pandemic. Key points from this guidance include: IDEA Part B dispute resolution options, including mediation, state complaints, and due process complaints, are still available to parents and schools. Some dispute resolution timelines may be […]
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People designated Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) cannot be charged Copays

Copays are amounts paid out of pocket, directly to a healthcare provider for their healthcare services. While copays may seem like a regular part of visits to the doctor’s office or pharmacy, there are several reasons why individuals may be exempt from copays. One of these reasons is a Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) designation. If you are designated as SMI and enrolled in an […]
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