ACDL News

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 and underprivileged households face during the COVID-19 pandemic. For […]
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Federal District Court Judge Rules ACDL Voting Rights Litigation Will Continue

Historically, individuals with disabilities have often faced many barriers with access and opportunity at the polls. While different voting rights laws – the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requiring equal access to the voting process and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, and the Help America Vote Act ensuring the right to a private and independent vote and requiring at least one accessible voting […]
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Text-to-911 Now Available Throughout Arizona

ASL translation En Espanol This blog post shares the status regarding ACDL’s landmark ADA settlements under which Text-to-911 has been deployed throughout Arizona. Background about the Enos et al v. Maricopa County and State of Arizona lawsuit and settlements can be found HERE. The Arizona Department of Administration’s Arizona 9-1-1 Program made funding available for all Arizona counties to implement Text-to-9-1-1 beginning August 3, […]
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Take the ACDL Survey!

The Arizona Center for Disability Law provides legal services to people who have a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. As Arizona’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system and Client Assistance Program (CAP), we are developing areas of focus for the upcoming 2022 fiscal year that starts October 1, 2021. We want to know what disability issues are most important to […]
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In Memoriam of John Gutierrez

John Gutierrez is the example of the person that we all want to be. Someone who loved his family and friends and dedicated his work to helping others. John’s hard work, dedication, and sense of humor is something we will always carry with us and we hope that we can display those same characteristics, especially in trying times. John was a leader in the […]
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Graduation of Students with Disabilities: How Can I Ensure My Child Graduates in 4 Years?

By Amanda Glass, Staff Attorney EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO If you and your student’s goal is to graduate high school in 4 years with their peers, this post discusses what is required for students with disabilities to graduate and how families can ensure that their student is on-track to meet those requirements and earn a high school diploma. Requirements to Graduate To receive a […]
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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 prior to the end of the school year). A […]
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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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