PHOENIX (KVOA) – The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) has awarded a grant to the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) to create and implement a Special Education Advocacy Project (SEAP), they announced in a news release Tuesday. The project will aim to improve access to appropriate special education services for Arizona students with developmental disabilities (DD) with a particular focus on those students with DD who have been impacted by Arizona’s foster care or juvenile justice systems, it said. SEAP will provide know-your-rights trainings to students and their caregivers, empowering them to effectively self-advocate within the special education system.

The project will also offer individualized advocacy services, such as telephonic consultations, attendance at Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 Plan meetings and mediations,

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