A.C. et al v. Schwarzenegger


A.C. et al v. Schwarzenegger

Photo of men in suits hugging after a victorious legal proceeding.

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.

Press releases

Press coverage of lawsuit

Among the 23 items vetoed October 8 by Governor Schwarzenegger was $133 million in mental health services for special education students. See details in the LA Times and the Sacramento Bee.