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.
This non-profit legal advocacy organization provides legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons in the Charlotte area and in west-central North Carolina.
An assistance program to help individuals understand their options and rights related to health insurance. It provides consumer counseling on issues related to utilization review and appeals, and it assists consumers with resolving coverage disputes with their health insurance company.
This program counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance. It also provides information for retirees who have employer group health insurance plans that continue beyond a person’s 65th birthday.
DOI is responsible for licensing and supervising private health care and Medicare plans in North Carolina.
This health care program is for children of families that make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford private insurance.
MH/DD/SAS is responsible for implementing public services for people with mental health issues, developmental disability, or substance use disorder. Its website includes information about crisis services, consumer empowerment, medication discounts, gambling addiction, traumatic brain injury, and other topics.
NC DHHS manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians. This includes services for children, seniors, and people with various disabilities.
An explanation of the autism-related services covered by Medicaid and private insurance in North Carolina.
The laws of the State of North Carolina, called the General Statutes, include some statutory forms for some of the alternatives to guardianship. Although these are forms, to ensure the document does what you intend and is executed properly, consult with an attorney.
An advance health care directive is one of the measures a family can use as an alternative to guardianship. This site includes forms and other information about these directives, as well as the Advance Health Care Directive Registry, which is maintained by the NC Secretary of State.