Who We Are

The Native American Disability Law Center is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the legal rights of Native Americans with disabilities. Through advocacy and education, we empower Native people with disabilities to lead independent lives in their own communities.

Latest Updates

  • October 5, 2020

    On October 2, 2020, Arizona District Court Judge Steven Logan approved a historic settlement in a civil rights lawsuit brought by students attending Havasupai Elementary School and the Native American Disability Law Center (NADLC) addressing the wholesale denial of educational opportunities for Native American students with disabilities. The settlement resolves only the claims challenging the BIE’s failure to meet the needs of students with disabilities; the Plaintiffs will appeal the Judge’s denial of the claims challenging the denial of basic general education to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.

    Read the full story here:

    http://www.publiccounsel.org/press_releases?id=0141

     

  • September 4, 2020

    “Nihisha – What About Us?” is an initiative to raise the profile of disability rights issues on the Navajo Nation. We share important dates and opportunities for input from the Navajo disability community.

    Follow the campaign here

  • December 19, 2019

    Do you have a transition-aged student with a disability with an IEP, or know someone who does, that attends Many Farms High School in Many Farms, Arizona? If so, please read here about an important State Complaint Decision that was issued by the Bureau of Indian Education on December 10, 2019 regarding concerns at the School. This decision may affect your student’s diploma pathway and provide you with an option to meet with the School. Please contact the Law Center if you have questions or would like to learn more about this important decision.

    Many Farms Decision PDF

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