Regardless of the issue, we advocate for all members of our community to have equal access to pursue a fulfilling, rewarding life.
- We work with the business community to ensure barriers are eliminated, therefore opening up opportunities to more customers.
- We teach businesses and organizations how to interact with people with disabilities.We provide Americans With Disabilities Act technical assistance to local governments, businesses, and employers.
- We pursue multiple avenues of action to protect the rights of all people with disabilities.
- We do not have attorneys on staff and do not provide legal services or representation.
Independent Living Skills
If there is any skill you need in order to live independently, we will do everything possible to help you
Disability Rights & Resources helps our consumers learn all sorts of skills that help them become more independent. It could be developing a budget, riding the bus, using the internet, filling out a job application, or using one hand to sew on a button. If there is any skill you need in order to live independently, we will do everything possible to help you learn how to do it.
Let's All Go! Travel Training and Transportation Resources
Each individual’s needs and abilities differ, so training techniques and time devoted will vary with each person.
- A young man with a cognitive disability received travel-training services and learned how to use fixed-route buses safely and independently. As a result, he is now able to commute daily across town to his new job at the YMCA
- A veteran who has a spinal cord injury and uses a power chair, wanted to visit a friend across town, but did not have the skills and confidence needed to use public transportation. With the help of a travel trainer, he learned how to independently visit his friend and travel to other areas in Charlotte.
Through the peer relationship, people with disabilities identify the barriers that are preventing them from being as independent as they would like to be.
A Peer Mentor works to motivate other people with disabilities by being a role model and offering encouragement, guidance, listening, teaching, suggestions, and referrals to resources.
Through the peer relationship, people with disabilities identify the barriers that are preventing them from being as independent as they would like to be. Then they work with the Peer Mentor to create goals for overcoming those barriers, and to develop a plan to accomplish those goals.
Community Integration - My Home, My Choice
If you are committed to changing your life, we will do everything we can to help you reach your goals!
- You have an income.
- You have never used the My Home, My Choice program before.
- You are able to live in the community safely and independently.
- You are committed to changing your life! If you are, we will do everything we can to help you reach your goals!
Powerful Youth With Disabilities
We can help youth set and achieve their goals of living independently, becoming self-sufficient, going to school, or getting a job.
Information and Referrals
If the programs and services listed on this page do not meet your needs, we invite you to Contact Us
If the programs and services listed on this page do not meet your needs, we invite you to contact us so we can provide you with information about other resources in our four county service area (Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, and Union) that may be able to help you. If they are unable to meet your needs, you are welcome to follow up with us and we will continue to search for the resources you need.