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: Medicaid Programs, Supports for Community Living
Type: Website
Source: State Government

The state website about the Innovations Waiver, a Medicaid program that provides services to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are in institutions or are at risk of being placed in an institution.

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: 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 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

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: 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.