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.

Recent News from the ACDL

Settlement of EEOC Disability Discrimination Charge

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Maricopa County will pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination charge filed by Complainant Roberta Bonaski, a former long-term employee of the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). Ms. Bonaski was represented by Arizona Center for Disability Law Staff Attorney Maya Abela.
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Settlement of HUD Complaint against City of Phoenix

Housing Discrimination Settled
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Southwest Fair Housing Council (SWFHC), the Arizona Fair Housing Center (AFHC), and the City of Phoenix settled a complaint filed with HUD alleging disability, race, and national origin discrimination in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list process.
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12 New National Fair Housing Videos (ASL)

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The National Fair Housing Alliance, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, created 12 videos in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captioning. These videos provide important legal and practical information about fair housing rights. The videos were produced by Disability Independence Group, NFHA and Sweetwater Media.
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Upcoming Training & Events

African American Conference on Disabilities

8:00 am - 5:00 pm @ Desert Willow Conference Center

Tentative workshops topics include civil rights, employment rights, special education rights, mental health and intellectual disability rights, voting rights...
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