Disability Law Center Works with CPD
Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) and the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council (UDDC) work with the Disability Law Center (DLC) under the umbrella of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) on issues of interest to people with disabilities. The Disability Law Center is a private non-profit organization and is designated as the Protection and Advocacy agency for the state of Utah. Since 1979, DLC has helped more than 400,000 Utahns with disabilities and their families by providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, disability rights education, and public policy advocacy. Services are available statewide and without regard for ability to pay. The DLC’s mission is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of people with disabilities in Utah. The DLC works in the areas of abuse and neglect of people with disabilities living in community facilities, reasonable housing accommodations, accessibility, voting, Medicaid and insurance issues, education issues and employment, among others.