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: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Facilities – Protection from Abuse
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

For more than two years, Disability Rights NC investigated and substantiated allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation at the NC School for the Deaf in Morganton. This report detailed our finding that the students at NCSD were unsafe in school and in the dorm, and that staff members who advocated for the students were subjected to intimidation and retaliation.

Topic: Facilities – Admissions and Discharge Rights
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

In 2007, Disability Rights NC investigated the cases of three people who died shortly after being discharged for a psychiatric facility – one from suicide by firearm and two by drug overdose. Our investigation found that the facilities failed to ensure that these men had the services and supports they needed before discharging them.

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
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: Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

This 2017 report details a four-year study of deaths in North Carolina jails, which finds that the lack of mental health services in communities and in jails creates dangers for inmates and jail staff.

Topic: Facilities – Admissions and Discharge Rights
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

This 2010 investigation of adult care homes found that young adults with disabilities are trapped in these facilities because of a lack of community-based services.

Topic: Accessibility, Voting
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

This 2012 report summarizes a multi-year effort to assess polling places across the State.