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Sara Harrington


Sara Harrington joined the DRNC team in March of 2023. She will spearhead DRNC’s new initiative to address discrimination against persons with substance use disorders in healthcare settings. Before coming to DRNC, Sara spent much of her legal career fighting to protect those facing financial exploitation.

Sara is an attorney with lived experience who has advocated for friends and family with disabilities for more than 20 years. She believes her advocacy stems from growing up in a community that took action to provide services and accommodations for people with disabilities, particularly individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. Sara has served on several nonprofit boards that provide support for people with disabilities, specifically those with I/DD and substance use disorders. She’s excited to be part of the DRNC team after following their work for many years.

Sara was born and bred in North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys reading, the arts, exploring new places, photography, and spending time with friends and family. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Studio Art. Sara received her law degree from Campbell University School of Law.

Disability Rights NC

About Us

Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy organization that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.

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After Willowbrook, congress made sure that every state has a Protective and Advocacy agency. DRNC is the federally mandated...

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