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.
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.
The North Carolina Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program designed to assist individuals with disabilities in understanding and using rehabilitation services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 Vocational Rehabilitation
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) helps people with disabilities achieve their goals for employment and independence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service Animal Information
Service, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals
Learn about service and therapy dogs and emotional support animals.
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.
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.
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