A federal judge in Connecticut granted injunctive and declaratory relief to an autistic and deaf elected member of the Enfield Board of Education, preventing the town and board from further discrimination based on disability, and requiring a policy and procedure to request accommodations.

Sarah Hernandez, the plaintiff, served a two-year term on the Enfield Board of Education. During her tenure, she made multiple requests for auxiliary aids and other methods to participate in the meetings—all of which were denied.