Arizona Center for Disability Law

Hacienda Healthcare
Dec 23, 2022

Improvements urged to protect vulnerable adults

Four years after a nonspeaking woman was repeatedly raped and impregnated at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, legislators and advocates continue to propose actions to prevent a similar incident from ever occurring again. 

Jan 24, 2019

Lawmakers hear testimony on abuse of people with disabilities

In the wake of horror at Hacienda HealthCare, there is no shortage of ideas for how to prevent abuse in the disability community. But what action can and will actually be taken at the state Legislature this year is not yet clear.

Will Gaona
Jun 19, 2017

Will Gaona: ACLU lobbyist walking the walk in GOP-controlled Capitol

Will Gaona, a five-session veteran at the Capitol, is in his third year with the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, often fighting uphill battles at the Capitol for progressive causes not often embraced by a predominantly Republican Legislature.

May 6, 2015

Gains, goals of Americans with Disabilities Act 25 years later

The iconic blue-and-white disability parking tags that appear to be proliferating in Arizona were the first and most recognizable effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jan 8, 2015

Lawmaker wants to ban EBT fast food purchases

Calling it bad use of public funds, a Mesa lawmaker wants to bar people from using their public benefits cards on fast food.

Sep 14, 2011

Appeals court schedules arguments in state Medicaid case

The Arizona Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 19 in the lawsuit against cuts to the state’s Medicaid system.