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New Draft NC State Plan for Independent Living

The NC State Plan for Independent Living is a three-year plan to improve independent living for people with disabilities in North Carolina. A new draft for 2021-2023 has been made public, and coming soon there will be a process for members of the public to comment before it is voted on by the Statewide Independent Living Council. Click here to download the draft.

Once you have read the draft, please send feedback.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

April 2, 2020 Update: The decision has been made for the office to remain closed until we can safely re-open. We are still reachable by phone. See below for complete details.

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Disability Rights & Resources has cancelled all in-person meetings and appointments through the end of March, and we will re-evaluate at that time. Our staff is still available during our normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) by phone and email. Our phone number is (704) 537-0550.

As we know, the elderly, many people with disabilities, and people with chronic illness are more vulnerable to COVID-19. We are asking people to do everything they can to follow CDC guidelines and self-isolate where they are able. The National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) has continually updating resources and information relevant to people with disabilities and the broader community, and you can view that at https://ncil.org/covid-19/. Here are some links for the most up-to-date information for each county in our service area, as well as statewide and national:

Mecklenburg: https://www.mecknc.gov/…/P…/Update-on-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx
Gaston: https://cms3.revize.com/revize/gastoncounty/coronavirus/
Union: http://www.unioncountync.gov/…/coronavirus-what-you-need-kn…
Cabarrus: https://www.cabarrushealth.org/…/Coronavirus-Information-Pa…
Statewide Information: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/…/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-…
National Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

You can trust the information in the above links – the same cannot be said of everything you see on the internet or social media. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

The health and safety of our consumers and our staff is too precious to risk, and we encourage everyone to take care of themselves and take care of each other in this difficult time by practicing proper handwashing and social distancing. As always, call us if you are in need of our services: (704) 537-0550. We will continue to do our best to help you in whatever way we safely can.


Fighting for Justice
Guarding the civil rights of people with disabilities and advocating with those who need their voice to be heard

Advancing Independence
Empowering ourselves and others to live as we choose by learning to advocate for ourselves and to meet our independent living goals

Our Mission
To create a fully inclusive community in which all people, with and without disabilities, may pursue their own goals and choices for living and working together.

Who we are…
Disability Rights & Resources is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential, private, non-profit Center for Independent Living. We advocate and serve as mentors for people with disabilities in a four-county service area comprised of Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union Counties in North Carolina.

Core Services
AdvocacyPeer MentoringIndependent Living SkillsInformation & Referral
My Home, My Choice

Additional Programs & Services
WorkshopsSpeakersDisability Awareness TrainingTransportation Resources
Audio Description

Plus other offerings specifically tailored to your needs

Our services are available and accessible to everyone with a disability and anyone who is interested in disability issues.

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