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.

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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.

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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

Right to Education for Students Who Are Hospitalized: Legal Options

By: Natalie Trouard* and Amanda Glass, ACDL Staff Attorney This is the final blog post in our three-part series discussing the rights of students to educational services while they are in the hospital. Today’s blog post focuses on the educational rights of students in the hospital and how to assert those rights. What education is my child entitled to when they are hospitalized? Even…

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Right to Education for Students Who Are Hospitalized: Arizona’s Chronic Illness Law

By: Natalie Trouard* and Amanda Glass, ACDL Staff Attorney This blog post is the second in our three-part series discussing the issue of students being withdrawn from school and not provided educational services while they are in the hospital. Today’s blog post addresses protections under Arizona law for students with chronic health problems. What is a chronic health condition? Under state law, students with…

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Right to Education for Students Who Are Hospitalized

By: Natalie Trouard* and Amanda Glass, ACDL Staff Attorney Children sometimes require hospitalization for acute medical or behavioral healthcare treatment. Students with disabilities may require more frequent hospitalizations than students without disabilities. Even while in the hospital, students are entitled to an education. Many Arizona students with disabilities encounter interruptions in educational services while they are hospitalized for medical or behavioral health treatment because…

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