Free Assistive Technology Event in Rocky Mount, Nov. 1st

Posted:
Tags: News

Free Community Event on Assistive Technology and Disability Rights Joint Initiative of Self-Help Credit Union & Disability Rights North Carolina You are invited to attend a free event on Thursday, November 1, 2:30-5PM at the BTW Resource Center, 225 S.… Continue Reading

Celebrate with Disability Rights NC!

Posted:
Tags: Uncategorized

A Celebration of Leadership! Please join us to celebrate Vicki Smith’s ten years of leadership for Disability Rights North Carolina and to welcome incoming Executive Director Virginia Knowlton Marcus When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.… Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness — Hurricane Florence

Posted:
Tags: News

Disability Rights North Carolina has been closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and its aftermath to anticipate and assess its impact on North Carolinians with disabilities, older adults and others with access and functional needs. We are monitoring to ensure the safety… Continue Reading

NEWS: Six State Constitutional Amendments

Posted:
Tags: News

There will be six constitutional amendments on your ballot in November. Two are of particular concern to people with disabilities, and we have provided links to all six below. One amendment would lower the cap on the state income tax… Continue Reading

NEWS: Two Bills Shape NC Medicaid

Posted:
Tags: News

Two bills passed in the recent legislative session that will shape NC’s Medicaid system for years to come. Currently, North Carolina’s Medicaid program is mostly fee-for-service, with MH/DD/SAS services in managed care. The State is in the process of transitioning… Continue Reading

Photo of Virginia Knowlton Marcus

Meet Our New Executive Director

Posted:
Tags: News

The Board of Directors for Disability Rights North Carolina is pleased to announce the appointment of Virginia Knowlton Marcus as the organization’s next executive director. She will replace Vicki Smith, who is retiring as executive director at the end of… Continue Reading

Video: Service Animals 101 for Businesses

Posted:
Tags: News

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. Email info@disabilityrightsnc.org to let… Continue Reading

NEWS: No New Innovations Slots

Posted:
Tags: News

The members of the NC General Assembly had an unexpected $190 million to work with when they created this year’s budget modifications. We were deeply disappointed that did not create a single new Innovations Waiver slot with those funds. The… Continue Reading

We have hired a new advocate focused on the abuse of children with disabilities in separate classrooms and separate schools. More than 25,000 children are educated in self-contained classrooms in North Carolina. These are classrooms designated for children with behavioral… Continue Reading