- Disability Rights North Carolina advances and defends the rights of people with disabilities.
- Disability Rights North Carolina works to achieve a just society where people with disabilities are free from discrimination and abuse.
- Our goal is a fully integrated and accessible community – where people with disabilities have power, equal opportunity, and freedom to make their own decisions.
- We believe that people with disabilities have the right to be heard and a right to live in the world.
- We increase the power of people with disabilities through advocacy and the relentless pursuit of justice.
- Disability Rights North Carolina values integrity, creative strategies, and collaboration in our work.
- We support human dignity, diversity, and civil rights.
- We fight for full inclusion and self-determination.
Our Organization’s History
DRNC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and valued member of the National Disability Rights Network, is the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for North Carolina. North Carolina’s P&A was a unit of state government (the Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities) for 30 years, until it merged with the former Carolina Legal Assistance in 2007 to become a private, independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since that time, DRNC has continued to fight for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.
More information on…
- CLA and its powerful and passionate leader, Deborah Greenblatt
- DRNC’s Current Staff
- DRNC’s Board of Directors
- The P&A system
- The National Disability Rights Network
- Champions for Equality and Justice Awards