There are many ways to get help protecting your rights:


Apply for legal assistance

If you feel your civil rights have been violated because of your disability, we want to hear from you. If you have questions about your legal rights, please call us.

Our Information & Resource Team has a lot of experience working with people with disabilities. We understand the challenges and abuses you may face. We know when you call us, you might be in the middle of a terrible situation or crisis. We want to help.  

There are two ways to apply for legal assistance or advice:

    1. Use our online intake form to request assistance.

    2. Call us to apply by phone (M-F, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Please note: If you have an issue we cannot help you with, we will refer you to someone who can. 

For help in states other than North Carolina, please visit the National Disability Rights Network and find the appropriate agency in your state.

Contact Us – for general questions and information

Our phone lines are open M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Self-Advocacy tools

You can use these tools to advocate for yourself or a loved one. Tools include:

  • Fact sheets, guides and videos about your legal rights
  • Sample letters written by our attorneys
  • Tips and ideas for advocating effectively
  • Resources for more information