COMMUNICATING ABOUT DISABILITIES
The Americans with Disabilities Act, other laws and the efforts of many disability organizations have made strides in improving accessibility in buildings, increasing access to education, opening employment opportunities and developing realistic portrayals of persons with disabilities in television programming and motion pictures. Where progress is still needed is in communication and interaction with people with disabilities. Individuals are sometimes concerned that they will say the wrong thing, so they say nothing at all—thus further segregating people with disabilities. Click here to read some suggestions on how to relate to and communicate with people with disabilities.
In an effort to provide information about the Family and Children’s Health Care Coverage programs, DHHS developed the handbook, A Consumer’s Guide to North Carolina Health Care Coverage Programs for Families and Children. This handbook gives an overview of the programs, eligibility requirements, and covered services.
Click here to view our consumer handbook.
DISABILITY RIGHTS NC
Disability Rights NC is a private non-profit organization. Designated by the Governor in 2007 to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, Disability Rights NC is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. Click here to learn more!
DIVERSITY & DISABILITIES
Workforce diversity has become a major management strategy for many employers in the 1990′s because it makes good business sense. A diverse workforce gives companies a competitive advantage by enabling them to better meet the needs of their customers, successfully compete in the global marketplace, and hire from an expanded labor pool.Learn more here.
TRILLIUM HEALTH RESOURCES
Trillium Health Resources is a relatively new name in Eastern North Carolina. However, the combined strength and expertise of our seasoned behavioral health management staff stands squarely behind it with competence, confidence and fiscal health.
We will not compromise the quality of services for mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. We fully recognize our success in managing these services depends upon you and other providers in our network. Learn more here
NC DEPT. OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
For more than 50 years, your DES has played a key role in North Carolina’s economic vitality, helping employers find the staff they need to carry out their business; serving as a career resource center for workers at all skill levels and age groups; supplying labor market data to government officials, researchers and others; and providing unemployment insurance to people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own.
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the largest agency in state government, responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well being of all North Carolinians, providing the human service needs for fragile populations like the mentally ill, deaf, blind and developmentally disabled, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence. For more information, click here.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services. These services are provided to people with physical, psychiatric or intellectual disabilities to assist them with living independently and with finding a job and staying on the job. Learn more here.