Speak Out! Community Input Needed at Forum on Better Disaster Preparedness Following Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

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Contact: Becka Fortune 919-856-2195 communications@disabilityrightsnc.org   Disability Rights North Carolina is hosting a community forum on the Hurricane Florence disaster response and recovery efforts with a specific focus on disability.   Forum: Disaster, Displacement and Disability When:  Saturday, March 16, 2019 –… Continue Reading

The Storm After the Storm

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A report, The Storm after the Storm, issued by Disability Rights North Carolina, provides strong evidence that federal, state and local emergency management officials must act to ensure the well-being of people with disabilities during natural disasters. Analyzing the response… Continue Reading

NEWS RELEASE: Unnecessary Job Requirements Discriminate

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May 16, 2018, Raleigh, NC—Disability Rights NC has settled a lawsuit against an employer for equal access to employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, it provides an important reminder to businesses that… Continue Reading

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Carowinds Should be Fun for Everyone

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Raleigh, NC—Disability Rights North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte discriminates against people with disabilities. (Read the complaint here.) Plaintiff Matthew Aldridge and his wife purchased season tickets for the entire family in… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Filed Against the State of North Carolina and the NC Department of Health and Human Services for Their Institutionalization and Segregation of People with Disabilities

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Raleigh, NC—According to a lawsuit filed today, the State of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) fail North Carolina citizens with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) by forcing thousands of people with I/DD… Continue Reading

Piedmont HealthCare Welcomes Patients with Disabilities

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Raleigh, NC — Piedmont HealthCare, a growing, large multi-specialty practice group, has resolved a case regarding access for individuals who use service animals. The terms of the agreement include Piedmont HealthCare disseminating to its physicians and medical offices a policy… Continue Reading

New Resource Available for Voters with Disabilities

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Raleigh, NC: Today, Disability Rights NC launched North Carolina’s first voter information website designed specifically to address the barriers people with disabilities face in the voting process: www.accessthevotenc.org. People with disabilities vote at a lower rate than the general population,… Continue Reading