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

Help the Fight for Persons with Disabilities by Donating this Holiday Season

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The fight for persons with disabilities across our state and country is more critical today than ever before. The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is prepared to take a stand and continue its advocacy for our disability community. Your assistance can help make this possible.
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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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Upcoming Training & Events

Legislative Training Series Part 3: Writing to Legislators

10:00 am - 1:00 pm @ DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.

Learn about writing style, length, and language usage; effective strategies and best practices for email and more.
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Legislative Training Series Part 4: Preparing & Giving Testimony

10:00 am - 1:00 pm @ DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.

Learn about your options for giving testimony; best practices for preparing and giving personal testimony and much more.
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African American Conference on Disabilities

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

Workshop topics include civil rights, employment rights, special education rights, mental health and intellectual disability rights, voting rights and more!
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