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Self-Advocacy Guides

The Center offers several self-advocacy guides and presentations covering different disability-related legal issues free of charge. These guides and presentations are not a substitute for legal advice, but may provide you with valuable information to assist you in advocating for yourself. Many of the guides and presentations are currently available on-line in PDF format. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download online, to view and print these guides. Note: Guides with PL = written in Plain Language, S = Spanish, PLS = Plain Language Spanish
 

General Presentation

Arizona Center For Disability Law Overview

 

ADA GUIDES

ADA-1

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA-2

Title III Self-Advocacy Guide

ADA-3

The Duty of Health Care Professionals to Provide Sign Language Interpreters (Title III)

ADA-4

Legal Rights of Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Schools

ADA-5

Action Guide for Students in Public Postsecondary Schools

ADA-6

Action Guide for Students in Private Postsecondary Schools

ADA-7PL The Duty of Public Entities and Public Accommodations to Provide Sign Language Interpreters and Other Accommodations (Guide)
ADA-8PL The Duty of Public Entities & Public Accommodations to Provide Sign Language Interpreters (Brochure)
  Title II of ADA Section 504 Discrimination Complaint Form
  Department of Justice How to File A Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights Form
 

ADA Presentations

New Service Animal Regulations
Title I, II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
 
 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY GUIDES

AT-1

Assistive Technology: A Self-Advocacy Guide

AT-2

A Consumer's Guide to the Assistive Technology Device Warranty

AT-3 How to Obtain a Wheelchair or Power Scooter Using Medicare
 

 

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GUIDES

CAP Brochure General Client Assistance Program Brochure

CAP-1

Summary of Vocational Rehabilitation Rights: Eligibility for Services

CAP-2

Summary of Vocational Rehabilitation Rights: Evaluations

CAP-3

Summary of Vocational Rehabilitation Rights: Individual Plan for Employment

CAP-4

Summary of Vocational Rehabilitation Rights: Vocational Rehabilitation Services

CAP-5

Your Appeal Rights for Disputes About Vocational Rehabilitation Services

CAP-6

A Summary of Your Vocational Rehabilitation Rights: Assistive Technology and Services

 

Client Assistance Program Presentations
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Presentation
 

DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

DDD-1 Identifying, Reporting and Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Persons from the DDD
DDD-1PL Protecting People with Developmental Disabilities from Abuse and Neglect from the Division of Development Disabilities (DDD)

 

EMPLOYMENT GUIDES

E-1

An Overview of the Employment Protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act

E-1PL An Overview of the Employment Protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Plain Language)

E-2

How to Enforce Employment Rights Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (Title I)

E-3

The ADA and the Job Applicant: Recruitment, Applications, and Interviews (Title I)

E-3PL How to File a Charge When You've Been Treated Unfairly

E-4

The ADA and Reasonable Accommodations (Title I)

E-4PL Making Your Job Work for You

E-5

Drug and Alcohol Testing Under the ADA

E-5PL Have You Been Treated Unfairly at Work?

E-6

The ADA and Medical Examinations

E-6PL Getting a Job When You Have a Disability

E-7

The ADA and Confidentiality of Medical Information

E-7PL How the ADA Protects Your Medical Information at Work

E-8

The ADA and Disability-Related Harassment

 

Employment Presentations

Title I, II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

 

FAIR HOUSING GUIDE

FHA-1

Fair Housing Rights of People with Disabilities

FHA-1PL Fair Housing Rights of People with Disabilities
HCV-1 Housing Choice Vouchers: Getting Started with Section 8
 

Fair Housing Presentations

Fair Housing for People with Disabilities

 

HEALTH CARE GUIDES

H-1

How To Make Your Health Insurance Work For You

H-2

How To Get The Services You Need When Your AHCCCS Health Plan Tells You “No”

H-3

How To Get The Services You Need When Your Private Health Plan Tells You “No”

H-4

Managing Dual Insurance Coverage

H-5

How To Represent Yourself at an Administrative Hearing

H-5PL How to Represent Yourself at an Administrative Hearing
H-6 Establishing Eligibility for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment (AHCCCS) Health Insurance
H-7 Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) Self Advocacy Guide
H-8 DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities) Appeals and Grievances
   
  List of AHCCCS/ALTCS Health Plans
  Top 10 Things to Know about AHCCCS Appeal Process
  Appeal Form for AHCCCS/ALTCS Service Denials
  Fair Hearing Request Form for AHCCCS/ALTCS Service Denials
  Appeals Flow Chart for AHCCCS/ALTCS Service Denials
  How to Write an Effective Letter of Medical Necessity
 

LEGAL OPTIONS MANUAL

 

Legal Options Manual

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH GUIDES

MH-1 Court-Ordered Mental Health Evaluation and Treatment in Arizona
MH-2

Appeal Rights for Title 19/AHCCCS - Children’s Behavioral Health Services

MH-3

Your Rights as a Person with Serious Mental Illness

MH-4 Your Rights as a Patient of a Behavioral Health Facility
MH-5PL Your Grievance Rights as a Person with SMI and RBHA Member
  Form 5.3.1. - ADHS Grievance Form for Guide MH-5
MH-6 Appeal Process for Persons with a Serious Mental Illness
  SMI Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet
   

SPANISH GUIDES (Guías en Español)

CAP-S Brochure Programa de Asistencia a Clientes
CAP-1S Un Resumen de sus Derechos de Rehabilitación Vocacional: Elegibilidad para Servicios
DDD-1S Identificando, informando y previniendo el abuso y descuido de las personas que reciben servicios de la División de Discapacidades del Desarrollo (DDD)
E-3PLS Cómo presentera una denuncia en caso que haya sido tratado injustamente por un patrón porque tiene una discapacided
E-4PLS Haciendo Que Su Trabajo Trabaje para Usted - Cómo Solicitar a su Patrón Una Acomodación que Usted Necesita
E-5PLS ¿Le Han Tratado Injustamente en el Trabajo? Descubra si la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA) Pueda Ayudarle
H-1S Cómo Hacer que el Seguro Medico Funcione Para Usted
H-2S Cómo Conseguir los Servicios Que Usted Necesita Cuando Su Plan de AHCCCS Dice Que "No"
H-3S Cómo Conseguir los Servicios Que Usted Necesita Cuando Su Seguro Medico Particular Dice Que "No"
H-4S Cómo Manejar la Cobertura Doble de Seguro Medico
H-8S DDD (División de Discapacidades Del Desarrollo) Apelaciones y Quejas
MH-2S Derechos de Apelación para Servicios de Salud Conductual para Niños Bajo Título 19/AHCCCS
MH-5S Cómo Presentar una Queja Si Soy Persona con Enfermedad Mental Grave
y Miembro de RBHA (Autoridad Regional de Salud Mental)
SE-1S Presentación de una Queja Administrativa ante el Departmento de Educación de Arizona (ACDL Guide)

SE-2S

Entienda los derechos educacionales de su hijo: Brindamos servicios a estudiantes con necesidades especiales bajo la Ley de Educación de las Personas con Discapacidades y la Fracción 504 de la Ley de  Rehabilitación de 1973 (ACDL Guide in Spanish)

SE-3S Qué hacer si su hijo(a) es Restringido, Aislado, Acosado, Hostigado, Abusado o Maltratado en la Escuela
Manual de Opciones Legales 

Presentación De Una Queja Administrativa Ante El Departamento De Educación De Arizona: Una Guía Para Asesorarse Usted Mismo

http://www.ade.az.gov/ess/dispute/complaints/

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION GUIDES

Understanding Your Rights:

SE-2

Understanding Your Child's Educational Rights: Serving students with special needs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of 1973 (ACDL Guide)

SE-4PL Getting What Your Child Needs to Do Well in School (Easy-to-Read Guide)
Click here to read the Center's position statement on the graduation and transition services issue.
 
Filing a Complaint:
SE-1 Filing an Administrative Complaint with the AZ Department of Education (ACDL Guide)

If you have questions or wish to file a complaint, the Arizona Department of Education (ADOE) has the latest information, procedures and complaint form

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Office for Civil Rights (OCR)).  For more information, click on the website link below.

Direct Link to OCR website:

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintprocess.html
 

Mistreatment:
SE-3 What to do if Your Child is Restrained, Secluded, Bullied, Harassed, Abused or Neglected at School (ACDL Guide)
 

VOTING GUIDE

V-1 Voting Rights for Persons with Disabilities (Appendices Listed Below)

 

Appendix A  Appendix B  Appendix C  Appendix D  Appendix E