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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ACDL’s Planning Survey

What Disability Issues Are Most Important to You?
The Arizona Center for Disability Law (Arizona’s Protection and Advocacy agency and Client Assistance Program) are developing its areas of focus for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year that starts October 1, 2017. We want to know what disability issues are most important to you. Please take a few minutes to read our areas of focus for the upcoming fiscal year and complete a brief survey.

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¿Qué Temas de Discapacidades son más Importantes para Usted?
El centro de Arizona para la ley de discapacidades (Agencia de protección y defensa de Arizona y programa de asistencia al cliente) están desarrollando sus áreas de interés para el año fiscal 2018 que comienza el 01 de Octubre de 2017. Queremos saber qué temas de discapacidades son más importantes para usted. Por favor tome unos minutos para leer nuestras áreas de enfoque para el próximo año fiscal y completer una encuesta.

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Recent News from the ACDL

ACDL Asks Arizona Counties to Enable Text-to-911 Services

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On July 26, 2017, the country celebrates the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today, in recognition of this anniversary, ACDL, the National Association of the Deaf, and Stein & Vargas, LLP sent a letter to each County Regional 911 Coordinator to ask that they make text-to-911 services available in their respective counties.
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Planning Survey – What Disability Issues Are Most Important to You?

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The Arizona Center for Disability Law (Arizona’s Protection and Advocacy agency and Client Assistance Program) are developing its areas of focus for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year that starts October 1, 2017. We want to know what disability issues are most important to you. Please take a short survey to help us learn what you have on your mind.
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City of Tucson Pedestrian Barriers Survey

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Have you experienced a barrier getting around town on City streets or sidewalks? The City of Tucson is collecting data on problems with its pedestrian infrastructure as part of its ADA Transition Plan development. Please share your experiences with the City.
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Upcoming Training & Events

Legal Rights of Arizonans with Mental Illness During the Individual Treatment & Discharge Planning Process

9:00 am - 11:00 am @ S.T.A.R. Conference Center

The Arizona Center for Disability Law and AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs are sponsoring a FREE presentation on the Legal Rights of Arizonans with…

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Want Change? Voter Empowerment Day

9:00 am - 4:30 pm @ Ability360 Center

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  This FREE event will focus on the needs of voters with disabilities.  The event will provide participants…

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Equity Forum – Meet ALL Tucson City Council Candidates

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Changemaker High School

Come to the Equity Forum to meet your Tucson City Council Candidates!  Topics will include Affordable Housing, Workers’ Rights, Immigrant Rights, Food Justice, Quality of Life, Public…

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