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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Goes Live

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO On July 16, 2022, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline became available throughout Arizona and Nationwide. 988 is a three-digit phone number that offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can assist people experiencing a mental health crisis, a substance abuse crisis, thoughts of suicide, or any other kind of […]

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Low-Income Households Can Receive Lower Internet Bills Through the FCC

ASL Here En Espanol Aqui On May 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created a new program called the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), designed to help qualifying low-income households receive discounts on their monthly internet and broadband service bills. The program aims to remove the price barrier to reliable internet service that many low-income […]

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Graduation of Students with Disabilities – Common but Invalid Reasons Schools Give for Forcing Students with Disabilities to Graduate

By Amanda Glass, Staff Attorney EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO As explained in our earlier blog posts on this topic, 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 […]

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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 […]

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City of Tucson Pedestrian Barriers Survey

Have you experienced a barrier getting around town on City streets or sidewalks? The City of Tucson is collecting data on problems with its pedestrian infrastructure as part of its ADA Transition Plan development. Please share your experiences with the City.

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Help the Fight for Persons with Disabilities by Donating this Holiday Season

The fight for persons with disabilities across our state and country is more critical today than ever before. The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is prepared to take a stand and continue its advocacy for our disability community. Your assistance can help make this possible.

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