ACDL News

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

Hand checking boxes in a survey questionnaire
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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ACDL Files Complaints after Mohave County Fails to Accommodate Voter

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The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) filed multiple complaints against Mohave County, Arizona, on behalf of Michael Lipshultz, a resident of Bullhead City and a person with a disability, for the County’s alleged failure to accommodate him at his polling place on Election Day last November.
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ACDL Helps Toddler with Rare Condition Get Medically Necessary Breastmilk

Woman processing breastmilk in sterile lab
On February 8, 2017, United HealthCare (UHC) and the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) reversed its prior denial of medically necessary breastmilk for Kallista Smith, a 17-month-old baby with a disability. Kallista needs low-dairy breastmilk as her sole nutrition because of severe intolerance and allergies to formulas and food. Although her medical team looks for alternative nutritional sources, it is a slow process and breastmilk keeps Kallista alive.
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Planning Survey – What Disability Issues Are Most Important to You?

Hand checking boxes in a survey questionnaire
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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ACDL’s 20 Year Anniversary Event

ACDL Executive Director J.J. Rico with 20th Anniversary event attendees
On May 15, 2015, the ACDL celebrated its 20th anniversary. It was an empowering evening! We honored a great individual and a law firm, both of whom exemplify ACDL’s vision for the future and are committed to social justice. ACDL’s Vision Award was bestowed upon Judge Randall Howe. Judge Howe exemplifies ACDL’s vision statement that one day we shall live in “A society that […]
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ACDL – 20 Years of Advancing the Disability Rights Movement

Advancing Disability Rights for 20 years and counting...
In 1995, the ACDL became its own stand alone non-profit public interest law firm assisting Arizonans with disabilities in asserting their legal and civil rights. We were formerly one organization, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. For 20 years, the ACDL has strived to reduce systemic barriers for individuals with disabilities and to achieve justice, Some highlights of ACDL’s work in […]
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ACDL Hires New Litigation Director

Rose Daly-Rooney Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to Arizonans who have disabilities
The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is proud to announce the hiring of Rose Daly-Rooney as its new litigation director. Rose is the former Tucson Unit Chief for the Civil Rights Division of the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. Since January 2006, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Section of the Civil Rights Division where […]
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ACDL Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director

JJ Rico, Executive Director of the ACDL
The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Jose de Jesus “J.J.” V. Rico as its new executive director. J.J. has worked at ACDL since 2001, initially as a Staff Attorney and subsequently as Litigation Director. Since June 2014 he served as the Center’s Interim Executive Director. J.J. has dedicated his legal career to advancing […]
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ACDL 20th Anniversary Celebration

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You are cordially invited to attend the Arizona Center for Disability Law's 20th Anniversary Commemorative Event. Join us on Friday, May 15th from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the Disability Empowerment Center in Phoenix. Hors D'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
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