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.


This Veterans’ Day, Disability Rights NC Reminds Vets, “We Are Here for You”

Disability Rights NC wants to thank the nation’s veterans for their service and remind them that the organization is here to protect the rights of those who began their service with a disability or acquired an injury and now have a disability. Read our statement.


Settlement with NC DHHS Secures Services for Children with Complex Behavioral Health Needs

October 14, 2016: Hundreds of children in North Carolina with complex needs—a developmental or intellectual disability plus a mental illness—will soon have access to better services and supports that will keep them out of institutions and help them live at home. Disability Rights NC and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services have developed a plan to meet the needs of these children. Read more...


Help Available for Victims of Hurricane Matthew

If you suffered damages or losses because of Hurricane Matthew, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering help. You should register as soon as possible. You can register in the following ways:

  • Visit
  • Download the FEMA Mobile App
  • Call 800-621-3362 -- Multi-lingual operators are available
  • If you use 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362
  • If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585

If you have a problems accessing help or services because of a disability, call Disability Rights NC at 919-856-2195 or toll-free at 877-235-4210.

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Check out our 2017 Targets

graphic image of a target with arrow pointint to bullseye, DRNC colorsEach year, Disability Rights North Carolina adopts a plan to focus its work on the largest threats to the independence of people with disabilities and the most prevalent violations of disability rights laws. The plan includes target areas for our work. We developed the 2017 targets based on information our staff obtained during the Listening Sessions held across the state, from responses to our online survey in July, from people who call our office for assistance, and from other disability rights advocates. Read our 2017 Targets.

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You are invited to attend our meetings.

Quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors and PAIMI 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: Friday, December 9, 2016 beginning at 10:00 am at the Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513.

Next PAIMI Advisory Council meeting: Thursday, December 8, 2016 beginning at 9:00 am at the Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513.

(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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