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 […]

NC Agrees to End Segregated Employment Services

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Landmark agreement will increase employment opportunities in communities  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2022  In a landmark agreement, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has agreed […]

Service Dog Refused in Plasma Donation Area

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Asheville Location of Global Plasma Company Sued for Disability Discrimination FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2021 A blind Asheville woman who donated plasma accompanied by her service dog twice a […]

The Promise of Olmstead cannot be Broken

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A message from DRNC’s CEO This season of gratitude has us thinking about the meaning of home. What does home mean for children and adults with disabilities in NC? Do […]

Winston-Salem Police Department Sued for Disability Discrimination

Mr. Oliva, a smiling latino man with black hair, wearing a black polo and Jeans. At his side is his guide dog, Forte, a yellow lab.

The Winston–Salem Police Department (WSPD) violated well-established civil rights law when officers ordered a blind man to leave a store at Hanes Mall because of his guide dog, according to a lawsuit filed late yesterday by Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC)