The Disability Law Center (DLC) is a private, non-profit organization designated by the governor as Utah’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency. Our mission is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of Utahns with disabilities.

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Advocating on Your Behalf

The Disability Law Center provides services to individuals with a broad range of disabilities, including but not limited to:

  • Developmental disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Mental illnesses
  • Emotional impairments
  • Learning disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Chronic health conditions

Due to limited staff and financial resources, the scope of the DLC’s work is limited to specific service priorities. A comprehensive priority setting process helps us determine which issues and groups have the greatest need – so that our resources can be put to the best use.

The DLC’s Board of Trustees approves each goal plan before it is implemented. The process outlined above has resulted in the following goals:

  • decrease abuse and neglect in facilities and the community and increase access to needed supports and services;
  • increase access to businesses and other places open to the public;
  • increase access to needed accommodations in housing and decrease housing discrimination;
  • increase access to independent and secure voting;
  • decrease denial of needed assistive technology by Medicaid or private insurance;
  • increase access to needed special education supports and services in the least restrictive environment;
  • increase access to needed job accommodations and decrease employment discrimination; and
  • increase access to needed vocational rehabilitation supports and services.