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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 Tip-of-the-Day: Remedies

by Amanda Glass, Equal Justice Works Fellow Now that we have discussed a variety of dispute resolution options, including state complaints, mediation, due process complaints, and complaints regarding Section 504, we will examine the remedies that are available to parents and students seeking relief. In other words, what types of solutions are possible for these disputes, and what might a family get from a…

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Section 504 (part 3): Impartial Hearing

By Jessica Jansepar Ross, Esq. Now that we have discussed when complaints to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) are appropriate and the basics for filing these complaints, in the last part of our Section 504 series, we will look at internal procedures for addressing Section 504-related disputes within a school district or charter. In relevant part, schools are required…

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Special Education Tip-of-the-Day: Filing an OCR Complaint

by Rose Daly-Rooney, Legal Director   Gloriana is a junior at a science magnet high school who earned one of the five top grades in biology.  Each year, the high school pays the costs for the top five biology students to attend a week-long marine biology field trip aboard a ship.  Other students may attend but they pay the cost of the class.  Students…

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