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.
Parents and school staff may disagree about what should be in a student’s IEP. There are many steps parents can take to resolve such a disagreement. This video walks parents through those steps at the school, district, state and federal levels.
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.
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 video explains how EPSDT works and how you can use it to advocate for your child’s health.
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.
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.
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.
This video for poll workers explains the etiquette of interacting with voters with disabilities. (Note: This video uses the outdated term “mental retardation” rather than “intellectual disability.” The video is included because of other useful content. Disability Rights NC does not condone the use of this language.)