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Right to Education for Students Who Are Hospitalized: Legal Options

By: Natalie Trouard* and Amanda Glass, ACDL Staff Attorney This is the final blog post in our three-part series discussing the rights of students to educational services while they are in the hospital. Today’s blog post focuses on the educational rights of students in the hospital and how to assert those rights. What education is my child entitled to when they are hospitalized? Even […]
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Overview of Schooling Options for Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEOS This is the third in a series of blog posts on the Arizona Center for Disability Law’s website about school reopenings during COVID-19. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first two posts in the series, check them out: Post 1 and  Post 2. Today’s post will provide information for families about the different schooling options that exist […]
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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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Right to Education for Students Who Are Hospitalized

By: Natalie Trouard* and Amanda Glass, ACDL Staff Attorney Children sometimes require hospitalization for acute medical or behavioral healthcare treatment. Students with disabilities may require more frequent hospitalizations than students without disabilities. Even while in the hospital, students are entitled to an education. Many Arizona students with disabilities encounter interruptions in educational services while they are hospitalized for medical or behavioral health treatment because […]
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Graduation of Students with Disabilities – Transition Services

By Amanda Glass, Staff Attorney EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO As explained in the past two blog posts, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Arizona law, IDEA-eligible students are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) from ages 3 to 21 (or to age 22, if their birthday occurs prior to the end of the school year), or until they […]
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Graduation of Students with Disabilities – Graduation Requirements

By Amanda Glass, Staff Attorney EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Arizona law, IDEA-eligible students are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) from ages 3 to 21 (or to age 22, if their birthday occurs prior to the end of the school year). A student’s receipt of FAPE is directed by their Individualized Education […]
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Graduation of Students with Disabilities

By Amanda Glass, Staff Attorney EN ESPANOL  ASL VIDEO For years, public school districts and charter schools in Arizona have proposed that students with significant disabilities graduate before they turn 22 years old, even when they have not earned a regular high school diploma or have not received adequate or appropriate transition services. This post is the first of a series about graduation for […]
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Staying Safe at the Polls

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO This general election poses a number of challenges for voters because of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “[t]he more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk for COVID-19 spread.” This means long lines and long wait times can increase your risk, but the CDC has issued guidance to […]
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CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an eviction moratorium in the form of an Agency Order (CDC Order) that will prevent renters from being evicted due to the failure to pay rent. This order is in effect from September 4 until December 31, 2020. Click here to view the CDC Order in its entirety. […]
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