Do you have a disability? Do you care for someone with a disability?
Do you have a mental illness? Do you care for someone with a mental illness?
Are you having trouble getting the services you need?
Have you been discriminated against because of your disability?

Disability Rights NC may be able to help. We deal with cases involving discrimination or violations of the rights of people with disabilities. We provide advocacy and legal services at no charge to people with disabilities throughout North Carolina. Learn more about our organization.


Discrimination Lawsuit Against Carowinds

Disability Rights North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte discriminates against people with disabilities. Read more here.

How Can We Improve This Website?

Take our survey and let us know how you use our website, whether you can find what you need, and how we can make it better. The survey will be open until Tuesday, December 12.

Video on the Power of EPSDT

EPSDT -- Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment -- is part of the federal Medicaid Act. It guarantees that children with Medicaid get the care and treatment they need for any disability or health condition. Check out our video to learn more! (Transcript available here.)

Announcement from Our Board on Planned Retirement of Executive Director Vicki Smith

The Board of Directors for Disability Rights North Carolina extends its gratitude and admiration to Vicki Smith, the organization’s executive director for the past ten years. At a recent board meeting, Smith announced that she will retire on September 30, 2018. Read more here.

Video Explaining Settlement with State

Disability Rights NC filed a complaint against the State for not meeting its obligations to children with complex needs -- that is, children who have been diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability and a mental health issue. We reached a settlement with the State, and this video explains the services now available because of that settlement.

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You are invited to attend our meetings.

Quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors and PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) Advisory Council are open to the public. If you plan to join us, please let us know by sending an email to or calling 877-235-4210. Members of the public are invited to make brief comments (no longer than 3 minutes) to the board at the beginning of the meeting right after the Welcome and Introductions. Disability Rights NC is a federally-funded program and cannot reimburse individuals who are not board or council members for transportation, meals, lodging, etc.

Upcoming Board Meeting:

  • December 8, 2017 - Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary. Starting at 10:00 am, expected adjournment at 12:30 pm.

Upcoming PAIMI Advisory Council Meeting:

  • December 7, 2017 - Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary. Starting at 9:00 am, expected adjournment at 4:00 pm.

(Quarterly meetings include a lunch break for board and PAIMI AC members. Lunch is not provided to members of the public due to budgetary constraints.)

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