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We Value Your Opinions!

Each year, we ask you what areas you would like us to focus on for the next fiscal year. Your input is very important to our future planning. By clicking on the link below, you can take an online survey to tell us what is important to you and your family.       It should take you five minutes to complete the entire survey.

Click here to complete our Priorities 2016 Survey




Cada año, le pedimos en que área usted quisiera concentrarse en el próximo año. Su aportación es muy importante para nuestra planificación futura. Haga clic en el botón de Prioridades para leer un borrador de nuestras prioridades. Al hacer clic en el enlace de abajo, se puede tomar una encuesta en línea para decirnos lo que es importante para usted y su familia. Debe de tomar cinco minutos para completar toda la encuesta.


Click here to complete our Priorities 2016 Survey (Spanish)




Settlement Achieved in the Parsons v. Ryan lawsuit

Click here to read the settlement agreement. 


 Notice of proposed class action settlement for Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
Cardtronics, Inc.
This case is about accessibility of ATMs
for blind patrons.

Click here to read the notice. 


ACDL has published the latest
issue of our newsletter,

Click here to download and
read the newsletter.


ACDL Board of Directors Announce New Executive Director

Click here to read announcement.


J.J. Rico, New Executive Director 


ACDL Wins Judgment from Ninth Circuit Court
on Alvarez v Betlach Lawsuit

Click here to read press release:
Adults with Disabilities Win Medicaid Suit at Ninth Circuit.


Our PAIMI Advisory Council
has developed
a new brochure
that explains its purpose and program.
It is available in plain language also.
You can click on the links below
to view or download the brochures.

PAIMI Advisory Council Brochure

PAIMI Advisory Council Brochure
(in plain language)


Donating to the Center

 We have made it easy for you to donate to the Center through
Pay Pal by clicking on the donate button below.

You may also mail your donations to:
Arizona Center for Disability Law
5025 E. Washington Street, Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85034

(Make checks payable to Arizona Center for Disability Law)



ACDL Board Members

Our current Board Members for 2014-15 are listed
below along with their affiliations and cities.

Anthony (Tony) DiRienzi, President
Community Activist
Phoenix, AZ

Art Gode, Vice President
Family Member
Kingman, AZ

John Chalmers, Treasurer
Baseball Coach, Attorney
Thatcher, AZ
Lopeti Penima'ani, Secretary
Casa Grande, AZ

Wendy Akbar, Esq.
Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.
Phoenix, AZ

Wendy Ascher
Tucson, AZ

Sherri Collins
Phoenix, AZ

Loretta Cheeks
Family Member
Peoria, AZ
Christie Hammerle
Jackson Lewis, P.C. Attorney
Phoenix, AZ

Sharon Fabian
Phoenix, AZ

Sarah Birdsal Isakson

Bisbee, AZ
Sami Hamed
Tucson, AZ
Tracy Lyons
Lyons Law PLLC
Phoenix, AZ
Sheree Lloyd
Glendale, AZ
Mark Mendibles
Community Activist
Tucson, AZ
Sherri McClain
PAIMI Advisory Chair
Tucson, AZ
  John Trombino
Retired Judge
Phoenix, AZ




The Arizona Center for Disability Law advocates for the legal rights of persons with disabilities to be free from abuse, neglect and discrimination and to gain access to services, maximizing independence and achieving equality.

Our Vision

A society that focuses on people’s abilities rather than disabilities.

What is the Arizona Center for Disability Law?

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Self-Advocacy DVD - Your Rights as an Employee with Disabilities


What to Expect After You Have Filed an Employment Discrimination Complaint.  A 20 minute video on employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and going through the mediation process after filing a discrimination complaint.



177 North Church Ave., Suite 800
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 327-9547 (Voice)
(800) 922-1447 (Toll Free Voice)
Fax: (520) 884-0992



5025 E. Washington St., Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85034

(602) 274-6287 (Voice/TTY)
(800) 927-2260 (Toll Free Voice/TTY)
Fax: (602) 274-6779






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