The Disability Resource Center assists in meeting the unique educational needs for students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services. This enables eligible students to become integrated into campus life and become more successful, while maximizing their independence.
Randall Library is committed to providing equal access to all library resources and collections for all library patrons. Our policy is to provide, whenever possible, arrangements that enable library patrons with disabilities to work independently. This webpage guides users through the services, equipment, and access options available at the library.
The principal objective of the CFDC is to improve and enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities living in the Cape Fear Region. The Commission meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of that month from 10:30am to 12 noon. All meetings are being held virtually.
The mission of the disAbilityResource Center (dRC) is to empower persons with disabilities to become and maintain their independence in their communities. The disAbility Resource Center provides services to people with disabilities of all ages and all types of disabilities and those who support them. The organization serves New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, and Columbus counties and provide services that promote diversity inclusion.
The Office of Diversity & Equity's mission is to promote an inclusive and fair work environment and build a culture and community where employees and residents are respected, valued and understood for their own identity. The office will serve as a catalyst for change among underrepresented groups and ensure services, policies, and procedures within New Hanover County Government promote access, equity and inclusion.
The New Hanover County Department of Social Services exists to alleviate emotional and economic distress among the people of the county. Providing a variety of basic and essential services, the New Hanover County Department of Social Services seeks to assist and protect our most vulnerable citizens — the poor, the children, the aged, the disabled, and the sick — and to enhance and maintain the quality of life in our community.
NCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations with a shared technology that enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina. NCCARE360 helps providers electronically connect those with identified needs to community resources and allow for feedback and follow up.
DRNC gives free legal help and information to people with disabilities in North Carolina. DRNC also visits places where you live, work and go to school to make sure you are safe and treated fairly. They work to make sure you get the supports you need to live as independently as possible. DRNC provides tools and information to help you advocate for yourself, or a family member. They advocate and lobby to improve services and health care. DRNC also takes on legal cases to end discrimination and abuse.
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. Services include support for cases involving housing discrimination, disability benefit payment issues, disability compensation for veterans, and more.
The North Carolina Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program designed to assist individuals with disabilities in understanding and using rehabilitation services. Support includes: Advising and informing individuals of all services and benefits available to them through programs authorized under the Rehabilitation Act and under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); assisting and advocating for individuals in their relationships with programs providing rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act; helping to identify and resolve problems that may arise during the rehabilitation process; and identifying problem areas in the delivery of rehabilitation services and making suggestions for improving services.
The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) is a state and federally funded program that provides assistive technology services statewide to people of all ages and abilities. NCATP leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004 by providing device demonstration, short-term device loans, and reutilization of assistive technology.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
One-stop guide to benefits and insurance, government and local disability programs, caregiver support, legal disability rights, jobs and education, financial assistance and support services, and veterans disability benefits from the federal government.
The National Disability Rights Network works in Washington, DC on behalf of the Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) and Client Assistance Programs (CAPs), the nation’s largest providers of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities. NDRN promotes the network’s capacity, ensures that P&As/CAPs remain strong and effective by providing training and technical assistance, and advocates for laws protecting the civil and human rights of all people with disabilities.