ACDL News

New Guidance from Department of Education during COVID-19

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released supplementary guidance for schools during widespread school closures as a result of COVID-19. This new guidance document clarifies that federal law protecting students with disabilities should not be used to prevent schools from offering distance learning opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities. The document goes on to encourage schools to collaborate […]
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ACDL to Continue Providing Services to the Disability Community during COVID-19 Crisis

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) will continue to serve the disability community during this COVID-19 crisis. However, both the Tucson and Phoenix offices will be closed to the public and to walk-ins for the safety of our staff, their families and the community we serve. Our lobbies will be closed through the end of March. ACDL will continue to provide services to […]
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Special Education Services: How are they impacted by this outbreak?

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the day-to-day activities of all Arizonans. On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced a statewide closure of Arizona schools from Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020, at which time the state will reassess the need for school closures. This measure will impact all Arizona […]
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Information on COVID-19 for the Disability Community

Governor Doug Ducey recently issued a Declaration of Emergency regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Arizona. This action will provide health officials and administrators with tools and guidance necessary to combat the continued spread of COVID-19 and to reduce financial burdens on Arizonans by lowering healthcare costs associated with the virus. The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) understands that confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) […]
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The ADA 30th Anniversary: Furthering the Promise

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. Throughout this 30th anniversary year, the Division is publishing a monthly series of blog posts highlighting the impact that our recent ADA enforcement efforts have made in people’s everyday lives. We celebrate the many ways in which the ADA has transformed American society and enabled a […]
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Join Us for the 9th Annual African-American Conference on Disabilities

The 9th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities is designed to provide education and knowledge to be proactive, not reactive and for the African-American community to obtain information so it will empower them and the community on how to better serve the community and themselves.  Additionally, it is a platform for policymakers and providers to come and hear directly from the African-American community. Hosted […]
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Census 2020 is Coming!

The 2020 Census is fast approaching! The Census will serve as America’s 24th decennial census and its results will impact everyone living in the United States for the next 10 years. The data collected is used to determine how more than $675 billion in federal government resources will be distributed, to allocate seats in the United States House of Representatives, and to draw the […]
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World AIDS Day – Know Your Rights

By Sey In, Staff Attorney World AIDS Day was December 1.  In a recent blog post, we covered a brief history of World AIDS Day and summarized some important cases and settlements.  Today, we highlight selected rights of individuals with HIV/AIDS and how to file a complaint to enforce those rights.  This blog post is not intended to be an exhaustive discussion of all […]
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World AIDS Day – A History of Important Cases Involving Disability Discrimination

By Sey In, ACDL Staff Attorney December 1st marks an important day – World AIDS Day.  This blog post will cover a brief history of World AIDS Day and highlight some important cases. Today, it is estimated that 36.7 million people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS.  World AIDS Day began in 1988 and was founded to bring awareness to problems and issues […]
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Give to ACDL This Season!

As ACDL celebrated its 25th Anniversary this year, I am extremely thankful for the growth we have experienced as an organization and grateful for the incredible services we continue to provide to people with disabilities in Arizona. As we look towards the next 25 years, the focus will be to keep pace with the growing demand for representation. This year, we directly served over 1,200 […]
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