Self-help resources to advocate for your rights to live and work in your community

Community living is an important topic in the disability community.  Disability Rights North Carolina works to protect the rights of all people to make decisions about their own lives and live as they choose.  This page includes resources to learn about your rights to live fully in your community.  Community access topics provided here are: Employment, Housing, Transportation, and Service Animals.

If you are looking for resources on the ability to make decisions for yourself, please also see our Guardianship resources.

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Resources for Employment:

Employment Rights

DRNC Employment Self-Advocacy Packet

Pre-employment Transition Services

Moving Into the Economic Mainstream

Working with VR


Resources for Housing:

Animals in Housing

Fair Housing for PWD


Resources for Transportation and Public Places:


Public Transportation

Parking Self-Advocacy Packet


ADA and Public Places


Resources for Service Animals:

Service Animals Self-Advocacy

Service Animal Medical Self Advocacy Packet

Animals in Housing