Arizona Department of Education puts $1.7M toward programs for students with disabilities

Published: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 2:54pm
Updated: Friday, May 6, 2022 - 8:08am

The Arizona Department of Education is distributing $1.7 million of federal funding to programs that support students with disabilities. 

$1.4 million will go to Special Olympics Arizona’s Unified Champion Schools program. The organization says it plans to use the funds to expand programming in Arizona classrooms.

Another $300,000 will go to Arizona Autism United to reach more children with clinical and in-home services.

The organizations say the pandemic has exacerbated many challenges for students with disabilities. The grants will be paid through COVID-relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. 

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