Give Feedback on the 2023 Targets

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What are Targets? DRNC does not have the resources to tackle all the issues facing people with disabilities. That is why we create Targets. Our Targets are the goals we […]


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DRNC’s communications team is working on a new project called “I belong too.” This project lifts up real stories – your stories – about why living in the community is so important to you.

News Reports on PRTFs

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NC sends kids to PRTFs both in and out of state. These articles report on violations and abuse in NC PRTFs and out-of-state PRTFs where NC sends kids. “Locked Away” […]

Craven County Woman Shares her Vaccine Journey

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Staff post Cas Shearin Media Strategist/Senior Writer   Barbara Lee was all sparkles at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Wearing glittery hoop earrings and a bright purple tee-shirt with […]

ALP-NC Project Manager

We are hiring

Ability Leadership Project North Carolina (ALP-NC) Manager Contract Position – renewable Job description This is a contract position with Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) created through a grant with the […]

Seeking Staff Attorney

Career Opportunity – Staff Attorney on the Community Inclusion Team DRNC is seeking a full-time staff attorney to join the Community Inclusion (CI) Team. Agency Description Disability Rights North Carolina […]

What to Do When You Can’t Find a Provider

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I have been approved for services through my local management entity / managed care organization (LME/MCO) but I can’t find a provider agency or my provider agency doesn’t have enough […]

Suicides in NC Jails Reach All-Time High

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Drug-related Deaths, Inadequate Access to Medical Care also Rise FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2022 More people in NC jails died by suicide in 2020 than any other year, a […]

Meet DRNC’s Newest Law Fellows

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DRNC is excited to introduce our two newest law fellows, Jeremiah Clarke and Sarah Hoffman. Sarah Hoffman, DRNC’s 2021-23 Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by American Tire Distributors)   Sarah […]