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

Special Education for Students in Correctional Facilities: Who Is Responsible?

Special Education for Students in Correctional Facilities: Who Is Responsible?  By Amanda Glass*, Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow   This is the final blog post in our three-part series on special education for youth in correctional facilities. In our first post, we provided an overview of the right of students with disabilities to receive special education in correctional facilities. In our second post, we…

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Special Education for Students in Detention Centers, Prisons and Jails: Dispute Resolution

By Amanda Glass, Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow * Although the federal laws and regulations governing special education encourage parents and public education agencies to work collaboratively in the best interests of children, disputes sometimes arise. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations require states to develop specific methods for resolving special education disputes, including mediation, due process complaints, and…

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ACDL Encourages ADE to Provide Better Guidance to Students with Disabilities Concerning Graduation

The month of May is a time of celebration for many high school graduates and their families.  However, some students with disabilities face struggles related to graduation.  Recently, the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) submitted written position statements encouraging the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to finalize and issue desperately-needed guidance to Arizona school districts to ensure they comply with the federally-protected rights…

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Service Animals & the Law

11:00 am - 1:00 pm @ Ability360 Center

How does the law apply to access to public places and services, housing, and employment? This FREE session will answer questions about your rights related to…

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Service Animals & the Law

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center

How does the law apply to access to public places and services, housing, and employment? This FREE session will answer questions about your rights related to…

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Service Animals & the Law

11:00 am - 1:00 pm @ Yuma Public Library

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