ACDL COVID-19 Update

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The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) understands that confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Arizona is a serious concern. We continue to closely follow reliable information to make appropriate, fact-based, timely decisions, and recommendations. We know that many people with disabilities are at higher risk and that the disability community will be disproportionately affected by an outbreak.

ACDL is committed to continuing our services to protect and advocate for people with disabilities. If you have been denied access to necessary services due to COVID-19 or feel that your legal rights have been violated, please contact us at 1-800-927-2260.

Through this unprecedented time:

  1. ACDL office and staff phone lines are open during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).
  2. ACDL intake phone lines (1-800-927-2260) are open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  3. Intakes may also be submitted online at https://www.azdisabilitylaw.org/getting-help/#online-intake-form
  4. You may also reach ACDL via email at center@azdisabilitylaw.org.

Below are updated links to information, including our blogs on topics concerning COVID-19 and various issues such as education, health care, housing, etc.

 

Special Education

Special Education Services: How are they impacted by this outbreak?

The Department of Education has issued guidelines on when and how students with disabilities will receive special education services during this time. https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf

 

ACDL has the following for students with disabilities and their families:

    1. COVID SPED Resource – Created by ACDL for Arizona families of students with disabilities.
    2. NDRN Resource List — A list of special education resources compiled by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
    3. Resources for AZ Families During COVID — A list of Arizona specific resources compiled by the William E. Morris Institute for Justice.

 

ACDL also has the following resources on education issues:

 

Health Care

  1. Medicare has posted information concerning COVID-19 and benefits.  Please click on the link for information.
  2. Medicaid has posted information concerning COVID-19.  Please click on the link for information.
  3. AHCCCS has posted information concerning COVID-19.  Please click on the link for information.

 

ACDL also has the following resources on health care issues:

 

Employment

ACDL also has the following resources on employment issues:

 

Housing

ACDL also has the following resources on housing issues:

 

Social Security

  1. Social Security has posted information concerning COVID-19 and benefits.  Please click on the link for information.

 

Know Your Rights

If you have been denied access to necessary services due to COVID-19 or feel that your legal rights have been violated, contact ACDL:
Local: (602) 274-6287
Toll-Free (within AZ): 1-800-927-2260
Email: center@azdisabilitylaw.org

 

For More Information

Arizona Department of Health Services: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

Or call their hotline: 1-844-542-8201.

 

DISCLAIMER:

THIS BLOG/WEB SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE BY ACDL AND ITS LEGAL STAFF FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES TO GIVE YOU GENERAL INFORMATION AND A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW, NOT TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC LEGAL ADVICE. BY USING THIS BLOG SITE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND ACDL. THE GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE BLOG/WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR COMPETENT LEGAL ADVICE FROM A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE.  COMMENTING ON A POST DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN INTAKE WITH ACDL.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST LEGAL ADVICE OR SERVICES CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR INTAKE STEPS.

 

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