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Welcome to the Disability Rights North Carolina Homepage

Disability Rights Disability Rights North Carolina is a private non profit organization. Designated by the Governor in 2007 to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, DRNC is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. DRNC is completely independent of government and the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests which would undermine our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities.

Disability Rights helps people across North Carolina gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise. We regularly challenge systems and society to create positive change and improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Our committed board, advisory council and staff members are among the strongest advocates in the state. We value the dignity of ALL people and their freedom to control their own lives. We work for justice upholding the fundamental rights of people with disabilities to live free from harm in the communities of their choice, with the opportunity to participate fully and equally in society.

The agency also works on disability issues with state and local governments. Disability Rights Disability Rights North Carolina receives financial support from individuals and private foundations and from training fees and government grants.

Find answers to a variety of disability related concerns, including information on how to seek individual assistance with disability-related rights issues, information on legislation and public policy that impacts the disability community, training to help you advocate for your own disability rights in a variety of circumstances, and information on ensuring that people with disabilities remain safe in the wide variety of settings where they live and work. This site also maintains a wealth of links and documents related to disability rights issues in its Resource Center.

Find out more about Disability Rights North Carolina in the Who we Are Section.

It is the goal of Disability Rights North Carolina to ensure that all of its web resources are accessible to all who use this website. The pages reflect this process. If you have a problem accessing content or are having difficulty viewing any file on our website due to accessibility issues, please contact us 888-268-5535 TTY, 877-235-4210, 919-856-2195 for assistance. As this is an ongoing project, we will continue to evaluate and address any issues pertaining to website accessibility which are brought to our attention by users.

Please explore our website for further information about how we may be able to help you, a friend, or family member. Our site not only provides information about the services we provide, but other resources that may be valuable in your quest for information.

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