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

Registration Now Open for 8th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities. This is the only comprehensive conference that addresses legal rights issues at the intersection of race and disability. The conference examines avenues for legal advocacy to ensure the effective provision of services and enforcement of civil rights in the African American and disability communities. Hosted by the Arizona Center for Disability Law…

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ACDL Asks Arizona Superior Courts to Improve Access to Justice for People with Disabilities

Court websites are a good place for parties to a lawsuit, witnesses, jurors, and court visitors with disabilities to get information about court services.  Using several measures from the National Center for Access to Justice’s (NCAJ’s) Disability Access Index, ACDL recently surveyed Arizona County Superior Court websites.  ACDL looked at whether the court websites listed information about how to request accommodations or report disability…

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Identifying the “Parent” in “Parental Consent” to Improve Outcomes for Foster Youth in Special Education

By Amanda Glass, Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow* Navigating the world of Special Education can be a challenge for anyone, even those experienced with the issue. But for Arizona foster children, that challenge is magnified. Arizona foster children are twice as likely to be eligible for special education, but are less likely to receive that special education due to challenges like lack of school stability.…

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