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

ACDL Announces Updated Self-Service Forms for Limited Guardianship and Voting Rights

Voting Booths

ACDL is pleased to announce that Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)  has completed and published updated self-service form petitions for limited guardianship that include specific information about an individual’s right to petition the court to retain their voting rights, as well as accompanying instructions on that issue. Arizona law changed in 2012 to allow people who are under limited guardianship the ability to…

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Special Education Tip-of-the-Day: Facilitated IEP Meeting

By Jessica Jansepar Ross, Attorney The Facilitated IEP (FIEP) is an informal method for resolving disputes with your child’s IEP team and developing an IEP that is reasonably calculated to provide your child with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). In today’s blog, we will review what an FIEP is, how and when to request it, and identify other resources for understanding the process.…

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Special Education Tip-of-the-Day: Requesting an IEE

by Amanda Glass, Equal Justice Works Fellow Yesterday we discussed what an independent educational evaluation (IEE) is. Today we will go over how and when to request an IEE. Here are some common scenarios in which requesting an IEE can be helpful: The school’s evaluation did not find your child should qualify for special education, but you disagree. You don’t think the disability category your…

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