Welcome to the Arizona Center for Disability Law

Who We Are.

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is a not for profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory and cognitive disabilities.

Who We Help.

We provide a variety of legal services to people with disabilities and/or disability-related problems.  We focus primarily on those cases in which individuals have nowhere else to go for legal support.

What We Do.

We provide information, outreach and training on legal rights and self-advocacy, represent individuals in negotiations, administrative proceedings and court, and investigate abuse and neglect.

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Recent News from the ACDL

Education, Justice Depts Issue Fact Sheet on Supporting Students at Risk of Self Harm During COVID-19 Crisis

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly issued a fact sheet to support students with mental health disabilities, their families, and their schools in the era of COVID-19. The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) recognizes the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on students with…

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The 2019 Public Charge Rule Is No Longer in Effect: Immigrant Families Will Not Be Punished for Accessing Certain Government Services

By: Rafael Camacho Jr.* Disponible en español aquí متوفر باللغة العربية هنا/mutawafir biallughat alearabiat huna Available in ASL Here    Immigrants in the United States have long feared losing their immigration status based on the public charge rule that dates back to the 1882 Immigration Act. As a result of this fear, eligible immigrants have avoided (and continue to avoid) gaining access to government…

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Open Captioning Available for Phoenix Suns and Mercury Games

Coming on the heels of this summer’s anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and as an important piece of its recent significant renovation efforts, The Footprint Center, in conjunction with Civil Rights Education & Enforcement Center (CREEC) and Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), is pleased to announce the provision of open captioning for all home Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury games at…

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