We deal with cases involving discrimination or violations of the rights of people with disabilities. Our attorneys, advocates, paralegals, and support staff provide advocacy and legal services at no charge for people with disabilities across North Carolina.
As the state’s federally mandated protection and advocacy (P&A) system, our organization is charged with protecting the rights of children and adults with disabilities living in North Carolina. For more information on what a P&A is and how the system works, check out our About P&As page.
To find out how we have changed lives, read Our History and Impact.
While we receive federal money, Disability Rights NC is completely independent of state government. We are also independent from the disability service system. Therefore, we are free of any conflicts of interests that would undermine our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities.
Disability Rights NC engages in the following activities to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina:
Disability Rights NC helps people with disabilities to solve disability-related problems. If you have a disability and qualify for services, Disability Rights NC can help you with problems like:
If we can't be of direct assistance, we refer people to other sources of help.
Disability Rights NC also takes its services into the community, wherever children, youth, and adults with disabilities live or go to school or obtain services.
Disability Rights NC provides advocacy help for North Carolinians with disabilities. You could be eligible for Disability Rights NC services if:
In deciding whether Disability Rights NC can represent you directly, Disability Rights NC will consider:
If we decide that we can not help you and you disagree, you can file a grievance.
Each of Disability Rights NC's grants and contracts has specific service eligibility criteria. If you want a copy of these criteria, the complete case selection criteria, or a grievance form call (919) 856-2195.
To ask for Disability Rights NC services anywhere in North Carolina, call:
1-877-235-4210 (Voice toll-free)