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Register for the 3rd Annual
African American Symposium
on Disabilities

February 28, 2014 - 7 AM to 4:30 PM

Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd. Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85040

Click on this link to take you to the registration
form and information on Eventbrite.

ACDL's Spring 2013 Newsletter

Click here to view our Spring 2013 Newsletter

If you want to receive the e-mail version
of our newsletter, send us an
e-mail with your first and last name
and e-mail address to

2nd Annual African American Conference
on Disabilities is a big success!

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing was one of the
sponsors and vendors for the conference.


Dr. Dan Davidson from Northern Arizona University
Institute for Human Development presented a
very popular workshop on Positive Behavior
Intervention and Supports.

Renaldo Fowler, Senior Advocate at ACDL, welcomes
participants to the day-long conference. There were
20 workshops on topics such as healthcare, special
education, transportation, employment, autism,
housing, and mental health.

A variety of vendors from agencies and organizations
throughout the Phoenix area disseminated information
and answered questions about their programs.

You can be a part of next year's conference.
We are currently looking for sponsors and vendors.
If you are interested, please call Renaldo Fowler at
602-274-6287 or e-mail to:

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 new 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

Elizabeth Freeburg, Treasurer
Wells Fargo
Scottsdale, AZ
Lopeti Penima'ani, Secretary
PAIMI Council Chair and Consumer
Casa Grande, AZ

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

Gail Brown
Scottsdale, AZ

John Chalmers
Thatcher, AZ

Loretta Cheeks
Family Member
Peoria, AZ

Christie Hammerle
Perkins Coie, Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Cathy Hunt
Family Member
Tucson, AZ
Sheree Lloyd
Glendale, AZ
Tracy Lyons
Lyons Law PLLC
Phoenix, 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?

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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.



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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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