Advocacy/Civil Rights

State Protection & Advocacy Agency

NC Disability Rights help people with disabilities protect their civil rights.

NC Disability Rights

Disability Rights North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

The NCDHHS manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families.

Client Assistance Program

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Legal Aid of North Carolina

With a holistic approach, Legal Aid of North Carolina provides free legal help when people need it most because everyone deserves an advocate when their home, health or livelihood is on the line.

Legal Aid of NC

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Southeast ADA Technical Assistance Center

The Southeast ADA Center provides Information, Guidance and Training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Southeast ADA Technical Assistance Center

Southeast ADA Center

Assistive Technology

The North Carolina Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program designed to assist individuals with disabilities in understanding and using rehabilitation services.

NC Assistive Technology Program

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Disability Etiquette

Simple changes in word choice, such as the examples highlighted in the table can make the language that plans and providers use on a regular basis more person-centered while accounting for individual preference. 

Resources for Integrated Care

Emergency Preparedness

Ready NC

Plan, Prepare, and Stay Informed about the weather in North Carolina.

Ready NC

Ready Norther Carolina

Resources for People with Disabilities and Older Americans

Emergency Planning Resources

Administration fro Community Living


Job Accommodation Network

The leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.


Job Accomodation Network

North Carolina job opportunity network

NC Works provides a robust search tool to find jobs in your area.

NC Works

North Carolina Works


Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program offers comprehensive and detailed instruction programs, useful online web resources, and a toll-free information line for technical guidance and support.

Fair Housing Information

Fair Housing Accessibility First

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

File a housing complaint online, by email, phone, or mail.

File a Housing Complaint

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Making Homes Visitable

We further independent living (IL) for people with disabilities by collaborating with consumers on research that is relevant to their lives and by using innovative methods to disseminate knowledge.

A Guide for Wheelchair Users and Hosts

Research & Training Center on Independent Living

Affordable Housing

Find your next home with the most trusted network of affordable rental housing.

Search for Affordable Housing

My Housing Search

Universal Design

The Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design.

RL MACE Universal Design Institute

Universal Design Institute


Visitability is a growing trend nationwide. The term refers to single-family or owner-occupied housing designed in such a way that it can be lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps or who use wheelchairs or walkers.


National Council for Independent Living

Statewide Disability Resources

Arc of North Carolina

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Arc of North Carolina


First in Families of  North Carolina

We are a catalyst for individuals and families in North Carolina to meet self-determined wellness goals, by leveraging relationships and resources, and encouraging reciprocity in their communities.

First in Families of NC

First in Families

National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI)

The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Alliance on Mental Health

North Carolina Arts Access

Making the arts accessible to people with disabilities.

NC Arts Access

Arts Access

North Carolina Autism Society

The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.

NC Autism Society

North Carolina Autism Society

NC Traumatic Brain Injury Association

The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina strives to create a better future for the approximately 208,000 North Carolinians living with brain injury through prevention, support, education, and advocacy programs.

NC Traumatic Brain Injury Association

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

NC Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing works to ensure that all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind North Carolinians have the ability to communicate their needs and to receive information easily and effectively in all aspects of their lives, especially their health and well-being.

NC Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing

NC Division of Services for the Blind

The Division of Services for the Blind provides services to people who are visually impaired, blind and deaf-blind to help them reach their goals of independence and employment.

NC Division of Services for the Blind

NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) helps people with disabilities achieve their goals for employment and independence.

NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

North Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council

NCCDD improves the opportunities and lives of North Carolinians with I/DD and their families through advocacy, capacity building and systems change.

NC Developmental Disabilities Council

North Carolina Council on Develpmental Disabilities

National Disability Resources

Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is a national grassroots, consumer-controlled, nonprofit membership organization consisting of centers for independent living, their satellites and branch offices, statewide independent living councils, other organizations and individuals concerned with the independent living issues of people with disabilities living in rural America.

Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)

National Council for Independent Living

The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities.

National Council for Independent Living

National Council for Independent Living

Social Security Administration

We are passionate about supporting our customers by delivering financial support, providing superior customer service, and ensuring the safety and security of your information — helping you secure today and tomorrow.

Social Security Administration

Social Security Administration

Service Animal Information

Service, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals

Learn about service and therapy dogs and emotional support animals.



Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

TSA protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


Child Assistance

We help parents navigate the special education system, know their rights, and use their voice. We provide information, support, training and resources to assist families caring for children with special needs from birth to age 26.

Exceptional Child Assistance Center

Exceptional Childrens Assistance Center

Youth Leadership

Youth LEAD NC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Youth LEAD NC equips youth with disabilities, ages 30 and younger, with the skills and support needed to reach their full potential and become independent, productive members of society.

Youth Lead NC

Youth Lead North Carolina

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