NEWS: Six State Constitutional Amendments

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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

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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

Virginia Knowlton Marcus

Meet Our New Executive Director

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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

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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 RELEASE: Unnecessary Job Requirements Discriminate

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May 16, 2018, Raleigh, NC—Disability Rights NC has settled a lawsuit against an employer for equal access to employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, it provides an important reminder to businesses that… Continue Reading

By Corye Dunn, Director of Public Policy A single word can make all the difference, especially when it comes to Medicaid policy. Recently, the word was “life-sustaining” in the policies governing the Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C). This program… Continue Reading

Stacey Nelson and Chris Hodgson

Stacey: Restoring Competency

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The State of North Carolina declared Stacey Nelson incompetent and appointed a public guardian to make decisions for her after an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in 2009. She talked to her guardian repeatedly about getting her competency reinstated. The… Continue Reading

Carowinds

Carowinds Should be Fun for Everyone

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Raleigh, NC—Disability Rights North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte discriminates against people with disabilities. (Read the complaint here.) Plaintiff Matthew Aldridge and his wife purchased season tickets for the entire family in… Continue Reading

SH: Fighting Cuts in Services

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This year, we have received a flood of calls from the families of people who benefit from the Innovations Waiver and whose services have been cut. Here’s the story of one of our clients. SH is a 29-year-old woman who… Continue Reading