Cases and Reports


Bone, et al. v. UNC Health Care System and Nash Hospitals, Inc., No. 1:18-CV-994 (MDNC). This case challenges the failure of UNC Health Care and Nash Hospitals to provide accessible information to individuals who are blind or low vision. Disability Rights NC is partnering with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) on this case.

NAACP v. Cooper, 20 CVS 500110 (Wake Co. Superior Court). DRNC has joined with the ACLU of North Carolina, NAACP-NC, and other advocacy organizations to attempt to address the exposure of incarcerated individuals with disabilities to COVID-19.

Samantha R. v. State of North Carolina, No. 17-CVS-06357 (Wake Co. Superior Court). This is an “Olmstead” case, meaning that it is about the violation of the integration mandate and the Olmstead v. L.C. decision, which states that people with disabilities must receive services in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their needs. The judge hearing the case has issued a declaratory judgment finding that the state is in violation of the integration mandate with regarding to people with I/DD.

Reeves v. Alliance Behavioral Health, No. 19-CVS-4812 (Cumberland Co. Superior Court). We represent the Petitioner, an Innovations Waiver participant who was denied medically necessary services because of the cap on services.

Umazar v. UMAR Services, Inc. (Mecklenburg County District Court). This is a housing case in which we challenged the eviction of an individual with I/DD from an apartment due to her need for supports provided by a third party.

DRNC v. DPI. DRNC has filed a systemic administrative complaint against the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) regarding the agency’s failure to have and use effective monitoring procedures, resulting in the failure to carry out the state’s obligations to ensure that students with disabilities are receiving a free, appropriate public education (FAPE).

What the release of the Leandro report means for all students in NC schools