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.

News

"Raise the Age" Campaign

In North Carolina, 16- and 17-year olds are automatically tried as adults. This disproportionately hurts children with disabilities, as many of them are impressionable and prone to making impulsive decisions. At least two-thirds of the youth in the criminal justice system have a disability. Learn more about the campaign to Raise the Age in North Carolina.

Updated Guide to Medicaid Appeals

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on appealing any denial, reduction, suspension, or termination of behavioral health services by a Managed Care Organization (MCO).

"Bottom Dollars" Events

This documentary looks at sheltered workshops and the subminimum wage. Join us from screenings of the movie, followed by panel discussions, in Raleigh, Asheville, and Greenville.

Still frame from Bottom Dollars movie

New Video #2 on Innovations Waiver

Our second video on the Innovations Waiver changes explains how your "base budget" was determined. It also provides tips on what to do if your budget isn't enough to meet your needs. Check out the new video and our first introductory video on our Videos page. For more details, read our Guide to the Changes in the Innovations Waiver.

Link to Disability Rights' Video page

 

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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 info@disabilityrightsnc.org 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, March 17, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am at TBD.

Next PAIMI Advisory Council meeting: Thursday, March 16, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am at TBD.

(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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