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ACDL Congratulates New Interim
Executive Director
J.J. Rico has been appointed by the ACDL Board of Directors to serve as
the Interim Executive Director replacing Peri Jude Radecic, who was recently hired as the Chief Executive Officer of Disability Rights Network Pennsylvania (DRNPA) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Click here to read the announcement.


J.J. Rico, ACDL's Interim 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.

ACDL and Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
have a very successful 3rd Annual African American Symposium on February 28, 2014.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan was
a major sponsor of the event.

Below are photos of vendors and participants
who attended the day-long event.


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)

Check out our videos!

Click on the links below
to view the Center's videos.


Here is our video of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
in Arlington National Cemetery wreath laying ceremony



Left to right: David Carey, ABIL; State Senator Leah Landrum-Taylor
(Dist. 16); and Renaldo Fowler, AZ Center for Disability Law

Click here to view the video
on the 1st Annual African-American Conference
on Disabilities



Click here to view Board Member
Art Gode's video

Click here to view Board Member
Cathy Hunt's video

  Click here to view Staff Members' Video

Click here to view our new video
on the Voting Rights for People with Disabilities

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 2013-14 are listed
below along with their affiliations and cities.

Anthony (Tony) DiRienzi, President
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
Phoenix, AZ

Art Gode, Vice President
Family Member
Kingman, AZ

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

Wendy Akbar, Esq.
Quarles & Brady, LLP
Phoenix, AZ

Wendy Ascher
Tucson, AZ

Gail Brown
Scottsdale, AZ
Loretta Cheeks
Family Member
Peoria, AZ

Sherri Collins
Phoenix, AZ

Sharon Fabian
Phoenix, AZ

Christie Hammerle
Perkins Coie, Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Sami Hamed
Tucson, AZ
Sarah Birdsal Isakson
Bisbee, AZ
Sheree Lloyd
Glendale, AZ
Tracy Lyons
Lyons Law PLLC
Phoenix, AZ
Sherri McClain
PAIMI Advisory Chair
Tucson, AZ
Mark Mendibles
Community Activist
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?

Who does the Arizona Center for Disability Law help?

What does the Arizona Center for Disability Law do?

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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.



100 North Stone Ave., Suite 305
Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 327-9547 (Voice)
(877) 327-7754 (Toll Free TTY)
(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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