*SPECIAL NOTICE* DRNC staff will be working from home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and keep our clients and communities healthy. This means that we will continue to advocate for people with disabilities but will attend meetings by phone or video conference. This policy has been extended through the end of April.
DRNC’s phone line will be open during regular business hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Our staff will continue to work with clients and respond to calls and emails during this time. We hope you will join us in taking care of yourselves and others. Many people will be in need of assistance during this difficult time.
If you need help:
Online: Use our online intake form. Be sure to completely fill out the form. You may save and continue your work later. If you have trouble with the form or questions about how to fill it out, what information to include, or if you need an accommodation, please call our office at the number listed below.
After you submit the form, one of our intake staff will contact you within two business days.
Phone: Our phone lines are open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., M-F.
Live Intake by Phone: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. M-F.
Disaster Recovery Project
DRNC is thrilled to have begun work on a new disaster preparedness and recovery project. Following Hurricane Florence, DRNC remains committed to ensuring North Carolinians with disabilities are able to access the information and services they need to be prepared for disasters, and recover when the unthinkable happens. To learn more about this issue, please read our report:
Access the Vote NC
DRNC has relaunched our Voting Rights initiative - Access the Vote NC! As part of this initiative we have produced a first-of-its-kind accessible voter guide for the CD9 special election. Head to the website to read more about the initiative, your rights to vote, and view the accessible guide options.
Have you, or someone you know, been approved for services under the Innovations Waiver or "B(3)" Services, but can’t find a provider? Take our survey and help us collect the information we need to change the system.
Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is the federally designated protection and advocacy agency for the State of North Carolina. We are also a nonprofit organization. DRNC provides resources for self-advocacy and community engagement. In addition we engage in strategic civil litigation, advocate for policy changes, and work to educate the public about disability rights and the disability community.
We belong to the National Disability Rights Network
DRNC is a member of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems in every state and U.S. territory. The P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States. For more more information, or to search for the P&A in other states, please visit www.ndrn.org.