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

Superintendent Hoffman Delivers 2021 “State of Special Education” Address to Arizona Legislature

ASL Video HERE Espanol AQUI This past week, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman delivered her second “State of Special Education” address to the Arizona Legislature’s House Education Committee. A transcript of the address is available here, and you can watch a video of the address here. To watch a video of the address in ASL, click here. Arizona Superintendents of Public Instruction…

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Register for the 1st Virtual African American Conference on Disabilities!

REGISTER for the last of three sessions during our first-ever virtual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD). This conference is a FREE event! Hosted by The Arizona Center for Disability Law and the Arizona Center for African American Resources (AzCAAR), the AACD is the only comprehensive conference in the U.S. that addresses the intersection between race and disabilities. You can register for the sessions via…

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Seven Things You Should Know About Text-to-911 Implementation

This blog post shares highlights from the State’s January 2021 Status Report regarding ACDL’s landmark ADA settlements under which Text-to-9-1-1 is being deployed throughout Arizona. Background about the Enos et al v. Maricopa County and State of Arizona lawsuit and settlements can be found HERE . Here are highlights from the State’s January 2021 Status Report outlining the implementation of Text-to-9-1-1 in Arizona. The…

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