Our fact sheets, guides, and videos provide information about the rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law. They also offer tips on how to navigate various public systems, how to request accommodations or modifications, and what to do if your rights are violated or you experience discrimination. We also have resources provided by the federal government, state government, and other organizations.

Use the filters or search box in the left-hand column to find the resources you need. Please note that many of our resources apply to a wide range of disabilities, so we do not categorized our resources by individual disability.

Topic: Service and Support Animals
Type: Video
Source: Disability Rights NC

People with disabilities have the right to have their service animals with them in virtually every setting. Business owners and employees have a legal responsibility to accommodate service animals. This video explains those rights and responsibilities.

Topic: Education – K-12
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

A brief explanation of the steps a parent can take if the parent disagrees with school staff about what should be in a student’s Individualized Education Program.

Topic: Education – K-12
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This document explains how schools can address negative student behaviors through manifestation determination reviews, functional behavioral assessments, and behavior intervention plans. It includes a letter from the U.S Department of Education that provides guidance for schools in addressing behaviors of special-education students.

Topic: Education – K-12
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This document explains the process for getting assistive technology at school for a student with disabilities.

Topic: Education – Post-Secondary
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This packet includes information for individuals with mental health disorders, a college checklist, and sample request for reasonable accommodation.

Topic: Education – Post-Secondary
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This packet includes information for individuals with all types of disabilities, a college checklist, and sample request for reasonable accommodation.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This checklist outlines the process of asking for an interpreter from a medical office or other business.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This guide explains the rights of a person with disabilities to reasonable accommodations in North Carolina courts.

Topic: Accessibility
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

Information for businesses and organizations on how they can ensure that their websites are accessible to people with disabilities.

Topic: Accessibility, Service and Support Animals
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

General information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to places of public accommodation, such as businesses or organizations that serve the public, and self-advocacy tips for requesting a reasonable accommodation and modification.