A.C. et al v. Schwarzenegger, concerning veto of mental health services for special education students (known as AB 3632 mandate)
Public Counsel, Disability Rights California, Mental Health Advocacy Services and the global law firm, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher joined forces on October 21 to bring suit against the Governor for his October 8 veto that will harm an estimated 20,000 students. The veto eliminated critical mental health support for special education students, who need these services to stay in school. The services, known as "the AB 3632 mandate," have been provided by county mental health departments for nearly a quarter of a century. Read the details below.
- Due to success of lawsuit, mental health services for California's special education students to continue - An estimated 20,000 special education students can again feel confident that if they undergo a mental health crisis, they will be provided with the critical services required to help them stay in school, March 22, 2011
- Read the Summary of the March 22 press release, March 22, 2011
- In answer to our lawsuit challenging the Governor's veto, the Department of Education agrees to fund AB 3632 mental health services for special education students and Los Angeles County defendants stipulate to Temporary Restraining Order to restart services , October 31, 2011
- Press release - Lawsuit filed: nearly 25 years to build a mental health service for special education students and the Governor erases it overnight, October 21, 2010
Press coverage of lawsuit