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: 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, Education – Transition Services
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This fact sheet describes the key requirements for transition services for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). It explains what services a student should be getting at a given age and gives guidance on creating transition goals in the IEP.

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

A brief explanation of the steps a parent can take if they believe their child may have a disability and needs an Individualized Education Program.

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

The guide explains the laws surrounding seclusion and restraint, what forms of seclusion or restraint are allowed, and what to do if you or your child has been subject to unlawful seclusion or restraint.

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

This document explains the pre-employment services available to students with disabilities from age 14 to age 21 through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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

This 2010 report looks at incidences of restraint in public schools that left students injured, as well as cases of inappropriate seclusion, and makes recommendations for changes to state policy in order to better protect students.

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

A brief explanation of the process when a juvenile is charged with a crime.

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

This manual is for parents of children who currently receive or who are in need of special education services. It covers topics such as early intervention, the evaluation process, IEPs, placement, transition, discipline, behavior intervention plans, seclusion and restraint, and conflict resolution procedures.