Identifying the “Parent” in “Parental Consent” to Improve Outcomes for Foster Youth in Special Education

By Amanda Glass, Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow* Navigating the world of Special Education can be a challenge for anyone, even those experienced with the issue. But for Arizona foster children, that challenge is magnified. Arizona foster children are twice as likely to be eligible for special education, but are less likely to receive that special education due to challenges like lack of school stability. […]
Read More

ACDL Announces FREE Special Education Legal Assistance for Arizona Foster Youth

Para obtener más información, consulte nuestro folleto en español aquí. The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), with the support of Greenberg Traurig LLP, is bringing FREE special education legal services to children in Arizona’s foster care system. This project that aims to improve access to special education and mental health services for children in Arizona’s foster care system through direct client services, community trainings, […]
Read More

It’s Never Too Early to Think About High School Graduation

School has just started, but it is not too soon to check in with your school district about proposed graduation plans for your son or daughter, if they are in special education and at least 16 years old. Some parents report that public school districts and charter schools act to graduate students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) once they have completed […]
Read More