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.

Featured Announcements

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You are cordially invited to join us for the 7th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities on February 16th, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. The Conference will feature a variety of disability-related workshops, keynote speaker Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County Recorder, and much more.

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Recent News from the ACDL

ACDL Asks Arizona Counties to Enable Text-to-911 Services

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On July 26, 2017, the country celebrates the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today, in recognition of this anniversary, ACDL, the National Association of the Deaf, and Stein & Vargas, LLP sent a letter to each County Regional 911 Coordinator to ask that they make text-to-911 services available in their respective counties.
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City of Tucson Pedestrian Barriers Survey

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Have you experienced a barrier getting around town on City streets or sidewalks? The City of Tucson is collecting data on problems with its pedestrian infrastructure as part of its ADA Transition Plan development. Please share your experiences with the City.
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Take Action to Save Disability Rights: Oppose Senate Bill 1406

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S.B. 1406 would take away the right of people with disabilities to file a lawsuit when they encounter a barrier. This bill would treat people with disabilities as second-class citizens. Watch a short video and learn more about this bill and what you can do to oppose it from the Arizona Disability Coalition.
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Upcoming Training & Events

What You Need to Know About Changes to the Arizonans with Disabilities Act

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.

In 2017, the Arizona Legislature added a requirement that individuals with disabilities provide advance notice to business owners before they file a lawsuit under the Arizonans…

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Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs

9:00 am - 3:30 pm @ Mohave County Admin Building

Raising Special Kids and the Arizona Center for Disability Law are presenting free workshops for parents of children with special needs.  The workshops will be held…

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