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

Working as a Major Life Activity

By Corey Lovato, Staff Attorney and Rose Daly-Rooney, Legal Director   In a recent blog post, you learned that to be covered by the employment discrimination protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, you need to be covered as a person with a disability.  There, we discussed that disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or…

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What is a Disability?

By Jessica Jansepar Ross, Esq., Guest Contributor The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act are two important federal laws that prohibit covered employers from discriminating against qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. When determining whether an employee (or applicant) is covered by these laws, three questions need to be answered: Does the employee (or applicant) satisfy the ADA’s or Rehabilitation Act’s definition…

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By Sey In, Staff Attorney October marks many things, but it is of particular importance to the disability rights community because it is Disability Employment Awareness Month.  In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, ACDL will share information, tips, and resources about employment rights of people with disabilities.  ACDL will also offer free legal coaching sessions for people with disabilities who have questions about…

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