ACDL News

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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National GoVoter Project Announces Results of 2018 Voter with Developmental Disabilities Survey

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) released a national report on the voting experiences of people with developmental disabilities (DD). This report shows that voters with DD continue to have problems voting. Learning about these experiences helps election officials improve their voting services. “Examples of problems voters tell us in the report are not being able to enter their polling locations, not having privacy to […]
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ACDL Settles Lawsuit against Arizona State Hospital for Facility and Patient Access

On November 12, 2019, the Arizona Center for Disability settled a lawsuit against the Arizona State Hospital (ASH) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ACDL filed this lawsuit in 2018 to ensure it had the access necessary to monitor ASH facilities and ensure patients are not subject to abuse and neglect, as required by law. Under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals […]
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What Does it Take to Be Qualified for the Job?

Jessica Jansepar Ross, Esq. Guest Contributor and Rose Daly-Rooney, ACDL Legal Director   Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” –Theodore Roosevelt If you are trying to see if a job is a good fit for you, the first place to look for information about how […]
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Working as a Major Life Activity

By Corey Lovato, Staff Attorney and Rose Daly-Rooney, Legal Director   In a recent blog post, you learned that to be covered by the employment discrimination protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, you need to be covered as a person with a disability.  There, we discussed that disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or […]
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What is a Disability?

By Jessica Jansepar Ross, Esq., Guest Contributor The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act are two important federal laws that prohibit covered employers from discriminating against qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. When determining whether an employee (or applicant) is covered by these laws, three questions need to be answered: Does the employee (or applicant) satisfy the ADA’s or Rehabilitation Act’s definition […]
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By Sey In, Staff Attorney October marks many things, but it is of particular importance to the disability rights community because it is Disability Employment Awareness Month.  In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, ACDL will share information, tips, and resources about employment rights of people with disabilities.  ACDL will also offer free legal coaching sessions for people with disabilities who have questions about […]
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