Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

What are Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities? Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) are places for children and adolescents to go to receive long-term care. Young people are admitted to PRTFs to […]

SSA Benefits Rep Payee Program Sometimes people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) need someone to help them manage those benefits. When that happens, SSA will appoint someone to manage that […]

Public Policy Laws and regulations are often the underlying cause of the problems people with disabilities face. For example, a statute or regulation may not be protective enough, or it may […]

Investigations & Monitoring

DRNC’s Investigations and Monitoring team watches conditions in facilities* and settings where people with disabilities live or work. The purpose of monitoring is to protect people from abuse, neglect, and […]

Housing Rights

DRNC works to make sure people with disabilities have equal access to housing. Some of our callers are living in homes that are not accessible for their needs. Some are […]

Home and Community-Based Services

The current system of providing care for people with disabilities is biased towards institutionalization. This means that it is easier for people with disabilities to receive care in a facility […]

Employment Rights

The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) promised a new era of economic progress for people with disabilities. Yet, in North Carolina, only one-third of adults with disabilities […]

Education Rights

DRNC enforces the education rights of students with disabilities ages 3 through 22 who attend public schools in our state. The law requires schools to teach students with disabilities in […]

Disaster Recovery Project

About DRNC’s Disaster Recovery Project DRNC’s Disaster Recovery Project helps people with disabilities who have been impacted by a disaster, such as a hurricane or flood.  We help with finding […]