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

Planning Survey – What Disability Issues Are Most Important to You?

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Arizona’s Protection and Advocacy system and Client Assistance Program is developing its goals and areas of focus for the upcoming 2017 fiscal year. We want to know what disability issues are most important to you and this survey is one way for us to learn what you have on your mind. Please help us by taking a few minutes to complete the survey.
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Are You Planning to Vote?

What can my vote change?
Explore the reasons why voting is so important. Voting is an important way for you to express your opinions, make your voice heard and create positive change in your country and in people's lives. If you need help voting, this video can teach you what you need to know.
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9-1-1 Providers Sued for Denying Access to Deaf Citizens

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Phoenix, AZ — Deaf residents and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) submitted a suit for filing today in Arizona federal court seeking direct access to 9-1-1 services through text. The lawsuit seeks to make 9-1-1 services in Arizona accessible to individuals with a disability, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The lawsuit comes as few 9-1-1 centers around the country comply with federal law...
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Upcoming Training & Events

Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training

8:00 am - 4:30 pm @ Hilton Tucson East

Wrightslaw Special Education & Advocacy Two-Day Boot Camp Conference:  Tucson, AZ.  August 18-19, 2016. This is an intensive training to learn how to use special education…

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NARPA Annual Conference

12:00 am - @ Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

The National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA) will be having their Annual Rights Conference “Rights Under Siege: Fighting Back” August 25 – 28, 2016…

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Hands & Voices 2016 Fall Expo

8:00 am - 4:00 pm @ Black Canyon Conference Center

AZ Hands & Voices and AZ State Schools for the Deaf & Blind Present the 2016 Fall Expo. For registration and more information, contact Najwa Ghattas,…

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