Do you have a disability? Do you care for someone with a disability?
Do you have a mental illness? Do you care for someone with a mental illness?
Are you having trouble getting the services you need?
Have you been discriminated against because of your disability?

Disability Rights NC may be able to help. We deal with cases involving discrimination or violations of the rights of people with disabilities. We provide advocacy and legal services at no charge to people with disabilities throughout North Carolina. Learn more about our organization.


Unnecessary Job Requirements Can Discriminate

Disability Rights NC has settled a lawsuit against an employer for equal access to employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, it provides an important reminder to businesses that unnecessary job requirements may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more.

About Disability Rights NC's Work

What is a P&A? What services does Disability Rights NC offer? What is access authority? Learn all about Disability Rights NC and the work we do by checking out the videos on this YouTube playlist.

Discrimination Lawsuit Against Carowinds

Disability Rights North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte discriminates against people with disabilities. Read more here.

Video on the Power of EPSDT

EPSDT -- Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment -- is part of the federal Medicaid Act. It guarantees that children with Medicaid get the care and treatment they need for any disability or health condition. Check out our video to learn more! (Transcript available here.)

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You are invited to attend our meetings.

Quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors and PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) Advisory Council are open to the public. If you plan to join us, please let us know by sending an email to or calling 877-235-4210. Members of the public are invited to make brief comments (no longer than 3 minutes) to the board at the beginning of the meeting right after the Welcome and Introductions. Disability Rights NC is a federally-funded program and cannot reimburse individuals who are not board or council members for transportation, meals, lodging, etc.

Next Board Meeting:

  • June 15, 2018 - Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville 9 am - 4 pm

  • September 15, 2018 - Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach 9 am - 4 pm

Upcoming PAIMI Advisory Council Meeting:

  • June 14, 2018 - Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville 10 am - 4 pm

  • September 12, 2018 - Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach 1 pm - 5 pm

(Quarterly meetings include a lunch break for board and PAIMI AC members. Lunch is not provided to members of the public due to budgetary constraints.)

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