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: Facilities – Admissions and Discharge Rights, Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

This investigative report from 2011 looks at North Carolina’s failure to provide services and supports to children who have both a developmental or intellectual disabilities and a mental health issue.

Topic: Education – K-12, Employment, Medicaid Programs
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

Assistive technology (AT) is any device that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of an individual with a disability. When assistive technology is necessary for a person with a disability to be able to learn, live, have independence, or have a job, certain public programs may pay for that AT. Those programs include public schools, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR), and certain Medicaid programs.

Topic: Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

A brief description of the Innovations Waiver, a home and community-based Medicaid program for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Topic: Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

A brief explanation of the eligibility requirements and the importance of getting on the wait list for the Innovations Waiver.

Topic: Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Video
Source: Disability Rights NC

This video outlines the changes to the Innovations Waiver that took effect in November 2016. It explains how your Individual Budget was created, your right to request services in excess of your Base Budget, and tips on completing your Individual Support Plan.

Topic: Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

Changes to the Innovations Waiver for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities took effect on November 1, 2016. This guide explains some of the changes, including how your Individual Budget is developed, your right to request services in excess of your Base Budget, and tips on completing your Individual Support Plan.

Topic: Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Video
Source: Disability Rights NC

This video explains the changes to the Innovations Waiver that took effect in November 2016. It explains your right to request services in excess of your Base Budget and your care coordinator’s responsibility for helping your request those services.

Topic: Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Video
Source: Disability Rights NC

As the result of a lawsuit filed by Disability Rights NC, the State of North Carolina has committed to providing services and support for children who have dual diagnoses—that is, they have both an intellectual or developmental disability and a mental illness. This video outlines what the State has promised and how parents can use the settlement agreement to advocate for their children.

Topic: Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

As the result of a lawsuit filed by Disability Rights NC, the State of North Carolina has committed to providing services and support for children who have dual diagnoses—that is, they have both an intellectual or developmental disability and a mental illness. This guide outlines what the State has promised and how parents can use the settlement agreement to advocate for their children.

Topic: Medicaid Programs
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment) is part of the federal Medicaid Act. It entitles children under age 21 who have Medicaid to all services that are medically necessary to make or keep them physically and mentally healthy. This guide explains how EPSDT works and how you can use it to advocate for your child’s health.